Wal-Mart sued by woman whose knee buckled when she slipped on slick spot

By Kyle Barnett | May 6, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing Wal-Mart for injuries she claims to have suffered at a local store.

Rosalie Tortorich Boudreaux filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Boudreaux claims she was shopping at the Wal-Mart on W. Esplanade in Kenner on Aug. 26, 2012 when she turned to leave the cash register in the home and garden section of the store and slipped and fell on a wet, slick spot on the floor. The plaintiff alleges she heard popping noises, her right knee twisted inward and she was unable to put any pressure on her knees when she stood back up.

Boudreaux asserts she had to be taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was treated for various injuries to her body, knee and leg and that she is still under the care of a physician due to the incident.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep its premises in clean and proper condition, failing to timely and properly inspect the store’s floor, failing to warn customers of slick or wet spots on the floor which may cause customers to slip and fall and failing to place warning signs in anger areas.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical bills.

Boudreaux is represented by attorney Michael A. Britt of Kenner.

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

Case no. 724-197.

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