Former Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. claiming injuries after falling from a saddle stool he purchased pre-assembled from a store in Glen Carbon.
Byron claims that on or about Dec. 17, 2013, he was seated on the 24-inch stool in his home when it collapsed, causing him to injure his ribs as well as his tailbone area, which resulted in the development of an open sore. He claims his injuries resulted in significant medical care and treatment, severe pain, disfigurement and loss of a normal life.
His suit was filed Oct. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Among other things, his suit claims the stool was unreasonably dangerous in that it lacked adequate fasteners or hardware, was improperly assembled and was more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would expect.
He is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.
Byron is represented by Eric J. Carlson of Byron, Carlson, Petri and Kalb in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1306.