Elysian Fields Lowe's sued over woman's trip and fall

Tia Benton Dec. 19, 2012, 11:35am

NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish woman is suing Lowe's and its insurer after she allegedly fell and sustained injuries on the stores premises.

Kyong A. Porter filed a lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and its insurer in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Oct. 25. Porter claims, while waiting for her purchases to be moved from the store and loaded into her vehicle, her foot became entangled in a string left by an employee of the defendant causing her to fall and sustain bodily injuries.

The defendant is accused of failingto maintain public areas and equipment in a safe condition for invitees and allowing the existence of a hazardous condition in a public area.

An unspecified amount is sought for all damages including permanent disability, medical expenses, lost wages and diminished earning capacity.

The plaintiff is represented by Leon H. Edmond, IV of the Law Office of Leon Edmond, LLC.

This case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Case no. 2012-10104.

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