CHARLESTON – A Mercer County woman is suing JCPenney after she claims she was injured on its property.

On June 13, 2013, Laura McNeely was at JCPenney in the Mercer Mall and was shopping when she was injured, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

McNeely claims she was walking through the department store and was on her way to the beauty salon when her shoe got stick between two uneven tiles and she tripped.

When McNeely tripped, she fell to the ground, striking her face and head and causing her to lose consciousness and she injured her left knee, according to the suit.

McNeely claims she was forced to undergo knee surgery and physical therapy as a result of the defendant's negligence.

Because of the defendant's negligence, McNeely sustained pain and suffering; medical expenses; loss of enjoyment of life; and was otherwise injured, according to the suit.

McNeely is seeking compensatory damages She is being represented by Lia DiTrapano Fairless of DiTrapano Law Firm PC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-1010

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