Albertsons sued by woman claiming box of produce fell on head

Catherine Melancon Nov. 30, 2012, 5:19am

BATON ROUGE – A St. Tammany Parish woman is suing a Baton Rouge supermarket franchise after she allegedly suffered injuries on its premises.

Sheila M. Harris filed suit against Albertsons, LLC and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in the 19th Judicial Court on Nov. 17. Harris claims she was a customer at the Albertsons located at 9960 Bluebonnet Blvd. on June 16, when the incident happened.

An employee was allegedly moving a four-wheeled cart with stacked boxes of produce when one of the boxes fell and struck Harris, injuring her left shoulder, neck, head, ears, chest and back, the suit claims.

The defendant is accused of breaching the duty of care and negligence.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and distress, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and physical impairment and disability.

The plaintiff filed a pauper suit and maintains she is without means to pay costs in the action.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Janice Clark.

Case no. 616960.

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