MADISON -- A Madison woman seeks jury award in excess of jurisdictional limits because she struck her head on a pipe while looking at rugs at Ashley Furniture Home Store in South Charleston.

The defendant named is Providence Enterprises, LLC, dba as Ashley Furniture in the Southridge Shopping Center.

Sandra Cook, represented by Attorney Otis R. Mann Jr., charges the company "was negligent, careless and reckless in its upkeep, service, inspection, design, construction, and/or maintenance of the area where the rugs were displayed ..." causing her injury in October 2008. She says she bent down to turn the corner of one of the rugs on the floor, and then hit her head on a black pipe when she stood up.

The pipe "was obscured because of its color and the dim lighting," Cook complains. She got treatment at Ashton Urgent Care in Charleston and was sent to the CAMC Women's and Children's Hospital for further treatment.

In addition to a Boone Circuit Court jury award relative to injuries and medical expenses, Cook asks for pre-judgment interest and litigation costs. Judge William S. Thompson will hear her case.

Boone Circuit Court case number: 10-C-228

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