Wal-Mart sued by woman who allegedly slipped in puddle of water

By Kyle Barnett | Nov 13, 2012

GRETNA – A St. Bernard Parish woman is suing a retailer for injuries she allegedly received on its premises.

Selisia Melville filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 5. Melville claims she was shopping for groceries at the Wal-Mart located at 300 W. Esplanade in Kenner, when she slipped in a puddle of water and fell to the floor hitting her knee, head and elbow.

The defendant is accused of failing to adequately warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition of the floors, failing to timely and appropriately clean up the floors, failing to adequately warn the plaintiff of the inherent danger of the wet floor, failing to adequately inspect the premises, failing to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and failing to meet a general standard of care.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent physical disability, loss of wages, inconvenience, legal interest court costs and attorney's fees.

Melville is represented by New Orleans-based David J. Mitchell.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case no. 719-810.

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