Dolgencorp is doing business as Dollar General.
Jane Doe was also named as a defendant in the suit.
On July 24, 2016, Carolyn Cox was at Dollar General, when she tripped over the portion of the cart that was sticking out at the end of the aisle and hit her head on a candy rack, according to a complaint filed Jan. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Feb. 22.
Cox claims the fall was recorded on video and she suffered injuries, including severe facial and head injuries, resulting in contusions around her right eye, permanent nerve damage and numbness in her face and injuries to her right shoulder, knee and hip.
The defendants caused Cox to sustain pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and permanent facial disfigurement, facial twitching, watering in her right eye, consistent drooling and back pain, according to the suit.
Cox is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Lia DiTrapano Fairless of DiTrapano Law Firm.
Dollar General is represented by Rita Massie Biser and Tonya P. Shuler of Moore & Biser.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number: 2:17-cv-01355