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Falling tuna cans injure Hurricane woman at Walmart

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 15, 2016

WINFIELD – A Hurricane woman is suing Walmart after she claims she was injured when cans of tuna fell while she was in it store.

On April 6, 2014, Deidre A. Priddy was a customer on the defendant’s premises in its Putnam County store, according to a complaint filed April 4 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Priddy claims the defendant had a duty to use reasonable care in providing a safe place for its customers to shop and breached that duty when it failed to properly secure cases of canned tuna, which were stacked by the defendant in the common area of the store before being stocked on the retail shelving.

As a result of the defendant’s negligent conduct, the defendant’s product fell and injured Priddy in the lower left leg, according to the suit.

Priddy claims she suffered bodily injury and damages, including mental anguish and distress; pain and suffering; medical expenses; aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience; loss of enjoyment of life; and scarring and discoloration of her skin.

Priddy is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Thomas H. Peyton of Peyton Law Firm PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 16-C-76

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