CHARLES TOWN - A Maryland woman says she was injured as a result of Wal-Mart's negligence, but doesn't say how in a recently filed lawsuit.

Renee Grove entered the case Sept. 7 in Jefferson Circuit Court against Wal-Mart, claiming she was injured Sept. 15, 2004, while a business invitee of the store.

She says she was "injured as a direct and proximate result of the negligence of the defendant… causing her serious and permanent injuries."

Grove claims Wal-Mart negligently failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition and violated its duty of reasonable care to her, and that she has sustained severe and permanent injuries and will continue to suffer extreme physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish and the loss of the capacity to enjoy life.

In addition to pain, Grove says she has incurred $29,000 in medical expenses, as well as loss of income and loss of capacity to earn income and will incur future medical expenses.

Mark Jenkinson of Martinsburg firm Burke, Schultz, Harman and Jenkinson is representing the plaintiff.

Judge Thomas Steptoe Jr. has been assigned the case.

Jefferson Circuit Court case number 06-C-297

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