Kenner Walgreens sued by woman who alleges she was permanently disabled in slip and fall

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 25, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing Walgreens for injuries she claims to have received in a fall at a local store.

Vilma Urquia filed suit against Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 29.

Urquia claims she was shopping at the Walgreens located at 4100 William Blvd. in Kenner when she slipped in a puddle of water on the floor. The plaintiff alleges the defendant's employees had just mopped the area where she fell near a leaking cooler. Urquia asserts she received serious injuries in the fall to her neck, shoulder, arm, hip, one, headaches, numbness and tingling in her fingers.

The defendant is accused of failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous condition of the floors, failing to timely and appropriately clean up the floors, failing to adequately and properly warn the plaintiff on the danger of wet floors, failing to adequately inspect the premises, failing to maintain the premises in reasonably safe condition, failing to adequately oversee persons responsible for maintaining the condition of the floors and failing to meet the general standard of care.

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

Urquia is represented by attorney David J. Mitchell of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Walter J. Rothschild.

Case no. 723-398.

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