Woman sues Wal-mart for injuries

By From staff reports | Dec 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Wal-mart after she claims she slipped on mayonnaise and was injured.

On June 4, 2016, Linda K. Hudson was shopping with her daughter-in-law at Wal-mart in Princeton, according to a complaint filed Sept. 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Nov. 13.

Hudson claims she was walking through the frozen food section when she slipped on a slippery white substance on the floor believed to be mayonnaise, which she did not see because it blended in with the floor.

After she slipped, Hudson fell, striking her head on a freezer case, injuring her head and neck, according to the suit. After hitting her head, she landed awkwardly on the hard floor, injuring her left elbow, shoulder and knee.

Hudson claims as a result of the incident, she sustained serious and permanent bodily injury, which required extensive medical treatment, including spinal injections, left shoulder surgery and physical therapy.

The defendant was negligent and breached its duty to Hudson, according to the suit.

Hudson claims Wal-mart failed to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition, which resulted in damages.

Hudson is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Eric J. Buckner and Russell A. Williams of Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner.

The defendant is represented by Joseph L. Caltrider and Joshua A. Johnson of Bowles Rice.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number: 2:17-cv-04315

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