John Reynolds of East St. Louis is suing Schnucks Markets claiming he sustained serious injuries after tripping in a store aisle.
He is represented by Thomas P. Germeroth of St. Louis.
The suit, filed Jan. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, seeks in excess of $50,000 in damages.
Reynolds claims the incident took place Feb. 2, 2007, at the store located at 2511 State St. in East St. Louis.
Kenneth Hall, Jr. of Belleville, the store manager, also is named as a defendant.
Reynolds claims he tripped on a kick plate or a metal piece protruding from stock shelving.
He claims he had to undergo surgical treatment of his right shoulder and back.