Woman alleges fall at Wal-Mart caused psychological problems

Michelle Massey Aug. 16, 2010, 4:00am

A Jefferson Parish resident is suing Wal-Mart for more than $75,000 after she allegedly slipped in liquid soap.

Claiming she is suffering from psychological injuries and unable to resume normal activities, Pamela Campbell filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Aug. 2 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred as Campbell was walking on the mail aisle at the Wal-Mart in Harvey on June 12, 2010. She claims she slipped in some liquid soap and fell violently to the floor.

Wal-Mart is accused of negligence for failing to maintain the floor in a reasonably safe condition, failing to safeguard the premises, failing to warn customers of the liquid soap on the floor along with failing to inspect, discover and correct dangerous conditions.

Campbell is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for physical pain, suffering and discomfort, mental anguish, aggravation and annoyance, disability, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of use/function of parts of body, bodily disability, impairment of psychological functioning, disability from engaging in recreation, interest and court costs.

Campbell is represented by John B. Noble, Michael Hingle, Raynique Keelen-Williams of Michael Hingle & Associates.

U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:10cv02320

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