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Walmart sued over alleged fall at Granite City store


By John Breslin | Jun 25, 2019

A Walmart store faces a claim over a fall in the beverage section of its Granite City facility.

Nedra Jones, of St. Louis, is claiming the company failed in its duty of care by allowing "liquid to accumulate on a floor of the beverage section."

Jones filed suit in Madison County Circuit and is seeking in excess of $50,000 from the retail giant.

A manager at the Granite City store on Pontoon Road directed a request for comment to Walmart media representatives. The media office did not immediately reply to a request for comment from the Record.

In her complaint, Jones alleges that it is the defendant's "duty to exercise ordinary care and caution in and about the management of the premises, and to keep same in reasonably safe condition for the plaintiff and other persons in the store."

Specifically, Jones alleges that Walmart, through its employees, was negligent "in failing to the properly maintain the surface of the floor by allowing liquid to accumulate and become slippery."

She is also accuses the company of failing to issue a warning to the plaintiff that the floor was in a "hazardous condition."

The plaintiff claims to have suffered injuries to her right shoulder, right arm, and neck, and that she has spent on health care. She has also suffered pain and suffering,and will continue to do in the future as a result of the July 2017 alleged fall, according to the complaint..

More specifically, she claims to have suffered injuries to the "soft tissue of the cervical, shoulder, and lumber area, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves."

The complaint continues, "The plaintiff has expended money for necessary health care, treatment, and services and will be required to expend money for medical care, treatment, and services in the future."

She is represented by Kirk Caponi of Belleville. 

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