Wal-Mart sued by woman claiming permanent disability after allegedly slipping on a grape

By Kyle Barnett | Feb 1, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a national retail chain for injuries she claims to have received in a fall at the store.

Danneel Larkin filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana, LLC and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 6. Larkin claims that she was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Kenner when she stepped on a slippery substance, believed to be a grape, and fell to the floor. The plaintiff alleges the fall resulted in painful and disabling injuries that required medical treatment.

The defendant is accused of permitting a hazardous slippery condition, creating a hazard, failing to exercise reasonable care, failing to warn of the hazard and failing to employ adequate and regular clean-up procedures.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity and permanent disability.

Larkin is represented by Robert B. Haik of New Orleans-based Haik & Haik Law Offices.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Robert M. Murphy.

Case no. 721-726.

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