HUNTINGTON -- A Mingo County woman is suing Wal-mart Stores East, LP after she sustained injuries while in one of its Huntington stores.

On Sept. 3, 2011, Eva B. Blair was inside Wal-mart's store when she fell and suffered numerous injuries to various parts of her body, according to a complaint filed June 25 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Blair claims the defendant negligently failed to properly engineer, construct and maintain the public entrance/exit in a safe and hazard-free manner.

Wal-mart also negligently positioned/placed a defective rug/mat in its entrance/exit doorway, which created the latent hazard that caused Blair's injuries, according to the suit.

Blair claims the defendant knew or should have known of the hazardous condition, but failed to warn customers.

As a result of Wal-mart's negligence, Blair endured great pain and suffering; incurred medical expenses; suffered a diminution in her ability to enjoy life; has suffered permanent impairment of her ability to labor and earn money; and has suffered other damages, according to the suit.

Blair is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Greg K. Smith and Matthew E. Chandler.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 12-C-408

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