Pepsi worker sues Wal-Mart after slipping in liquid

Michelle Keahey Apr. 24, 2012, 4:18am

NEW ORLEANS - After slipping in a liquid in a Wal-Mart warehouse, a Pepsi worker is suing the store for failing to warn of the liquid on the floor.

Chavannah McCann filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on April 10 in federal court in New Orleans.

The alleged incident occurred on Nov. 19, 2011 while McCann was working for Pepsi and was stocking Pepsi products at the Wal-Mart warehouse located at Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. McCann states that she slipped in a liquid substance and fell violently to the floor.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to maintain the warehouse floor in a reasonably safe condition, failing to safeguard the premises to protect McCann against the possibility of falling, failing to warn of the water or other foreign substances on the warehouse floor, failing to discover and correct dangerous conditions existing on the premises, and for failing to inspect the premises for dangerous conditions, foreign substances and other unsafe conditions on the premises.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for physical pain, suffering, discomfort, mental anguish, aggravation, annoyance, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of use/function of parts of body, bodily disability, destruction of earning capacity, disability from engaging in recreation, interest, and court costs.

McCann is represented by Michael Hingle and Donald D'Aunoy of Michael Hingle & Associates in New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-00918

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