CHARLESTON - A Dunbar woman is suing Brown Dog Floor Care for injuries she says she sustained because of its negligence.
Irene Galan is employed by Kroger and on April 26, 2011, she was leaving work when she slipped and fell on a clear liquid Brown had placed on the floor during some sort of cleaning or refinishing of the floor, according to a complaint filed April 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Galan claims she fell violently, causing severe injuries to various parts of her body, including her knees.
Brown created a dangerous falling and/or tripping hazard that was not readily apparent to Galan or others in the store, according to the suit.
Galan claims the defendant had a duty of care to keep the area free from defects and hazards and to warn employees of defects and/or hazards in the area.
As a result of Brown's negligence, Galan suffered great pain and suffering of body and mind; medical procedures; medications and other medical expenses; and loss of enjoyment of life, according to the suit.
Galan is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Frank Venezia and Benjamin M. Mishoe of Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-782