Woman seeks $500k from Wal-Mart for TV injury

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 8, 2006

A woman who was allegedly injured when a Wal-Mart employee dropped a television on her filed suit in federal court June 7, seeking $500,000 in damages for injuries.

Donna Barnett claims that on Nov. 26, 2004, she was looking through DVD's at the Olney Wal-Mart when an employee removing a television from a vertical stack dropped the television on her causing serious injuries.

According to Barnett, Wal-Mart failed to instruct her to move away when removing the television, failed to seek assistance in removing the television and failed to ensure that the customers were not in the area where the employee was removing the television.

Represented by Fred Johnson of Mattoon, Barnett claims her injuries caused pain, suffering, disability, medical expenses and loss of a normal life.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy.


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