A woman has filed suit against the grocery store where she claims she was shopping when she fell on a slippery substance.

Brenda Hicks filed suit March 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Schnuck Markets Inc., Van Brockman and Tom Hogan.

According to the complaint, Hicks was shopping at Schnuck Markets at 2511 State St. in East St. Louis on March 18, 2012, when she slipped and fell after paying her bill.

Because of her fall, Hicks sustained serious and significant injuries to her left and right shoulders, head, neck, back, left and right knees, elbows, left and right hands, left foot, left and right wrist, right thumb and her left and right hips, according to the complaint. She also incurred medical costs and experienced great pain and mental anguish, the suit states.

Schnuck Markets negligently failed to properly inspect its premises, allowed a slipper liquid to remain on the floor, failed to properly control its premises, failed to keep the premises safe, failed to warn of dangerous conditions on the premises, failed to remove a slippery substance from the floor and allowed a puddle to remain in the area where people walked, the complaint says.

Hicks is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs. She will be represented by Steven E. Katzman of Katzman and Sugden in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-224.

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