Woman files slip and fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart

By Michelle Keahey | Dec 5, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - After slipping and falling, a Jefferson Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming that the store caused a perilous situation by a lack of inspection, repair and maintenance.

Alondra Clem filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana on Aug. 21 in St. Charles Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Nov. 30.

The alleged incident occurred on March 21, 2012 as Clem was a patron at Wal-Mart in St. Charles Parish. She states that she slipped and fell, causing serious injuries to her left shoulder, left elbow and right knee.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to properly maintain the premises, failing to warn the residents, tenants or their guests of known dangerous conditions, failing to adequately inspect property or premises, and placing resident, tenants or their guests in a perilous situation by lack of inspection, repair or maintenance.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, medical expenses, interest, and court costs.

Clem is represented by New Orleans attorneys Lillie E. Joyce and Warren A. Forestall Jr.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-02864

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