WINFIELD — A Wal-Mart shopper claims the company is responsible for injuries she allegedly suffered when a two-liter bottle fell on her foot.

Plaintiff Stacie Keaton filed a lawsuit on Jan. 20 in Putnam Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores East LP, a Delaware corporation, citing negligence in her claim that the company is responsible for an incident that allegedly occurred at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in West Virginia's Putnam County.

On or about Jan. 20, 2014, Keaton claims, she was shopping at the Wal-Mart Supercenter when, as she was checking out, the cashier allegedly overloaded a bag with four two-liter bottles. As the cashier spun the bags to continue checkout, the suit alleges, the two-liter bottles fell out of the bag and one of them fell onto the foot of Keaton, causing what she alleges to be significant personal injury.

The plaintiff claims that the defendant had a duty of care to customers and was negligent in failing to meet that standard. Because of the alleged reckless act, the plaintiff claims that she suffered severe and permanent injuries which caused her to miss work, emotional distress, current and future medical treatment, and future pain and suffering.

Plaintiff is suing for compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interests, and any other rewards deemed just by the court. She is seeking a jury trial and is represented by attorney W. Jack Stevens II from the office of Stevens & Stevens, Attorneys at Law LLC in Hamlin.

Putnam Circuit Court Case number 16-C10

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