CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing Lowe's Home Centers LLC after she claims she and her unborn child were injured during a fall at a Lowe's store.
On July 2, 2013, Sarah Cook went to Lowe's in Cross Lanes and, when she entered the store, she slipped in water that had accumulated on the floor, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Cook claims she fell, hitting her side and head on the concrete floor of the store and she lost consciousness after hitting her head.
At the time of the accident, Cook was 28 weeks and five days pregnant and, due to the pain from the fall and the concern for her unborn child, she sought medical care at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to the suit.
Cook claims her baby had an irregular heartbeat and a fetal echocardiogram was performed that revealed premature atrial contractions.
Because she was pregnant, Cook could only be prescribed Acetaminophen for her pain, according to the suit.
Cook claims she suffered physical pain and severe emotional distress, worrying that the fall resulted in harm to her unborn child.
The defendant was negligent in allowing the water to create a hazardous and dangerous condition, according to the suit.
Cook is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Robert H. Miller II of Romano & Associates.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-1261