Shopper sues Lowe's for $1 million after being run over by tractor

Michelle Keahey Jul. 1, 2011, 9:00am

A Lowe's shopper has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million after she was struck by a tractor driven by a store employee.

Kathy Heitman filed suit against Lowe's Home Center's Inc. on June 21 in federal court in New Orleans.

According to the complaint, Heitman was injured at the Lowe's in Hammond when struck by a mobile tractor unit being driven by a Lowe's employee.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to furnish a safe place to shop, failing to warn and failing to see what should have been seen.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $1 million in damages for mental and physical pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, interest and court costs.

Heitman is represented by Thomas M. Discon of Discon Law Firm in Mandeville and Robert K. Lansden of Ponchatoula. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. Judge Jay C. Zainey is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-01469

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