CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against a national retail chain after an employee fell off a ladder and hit her while she was shopping in the store.

Eugenia G. Comer filed the suit May 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

According to the suit, Comer was visiting a Kanawha County Wal-Mart on May 19, 2006, when she was injured.

The suit says a Wal-Mart employee was standing on a ladder near Comer when he fell off the ladder and hit Comer.

Comer claims she suffered physical and mental pain, anguish and anxiety, and has been disabled. According to the suit, Comer has undergone treatments, examinations, therapies and other manipulations of her body.

She claims she has suffered a diminished ability to enjoy life and lost wages.

Comer seeks compensatory damages for her injuries and losses.

Attorney Stephen Gaylock is representing Comer. The case has been assigned to Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 08-C-959

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