Harahan Wal-Mart sued by woman who was hit by shopping carts at store entrance

By Kyle Barnett | May 29, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a Wal-Mart for injuries she claims to have received after being struck by a group of carts at a store entrance.

Doris Francois filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana LLC, Wal-Mart Store #1353 and Michael Nowell in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 5.

Francois claims she was shopping at the Wal-Mart located at 5110 Jefferson Hwy. in Harahan and that when she went to return a cart to the store entrance she was struck by a number of carts in the control of a store employee. The plaintiff alleges the carts struck her in the shoulder and she fell to the ground. Francois asserts that she sustained serious physical injuries in the incident including debilitating injuries to her shoulder and hip, bruising and abrasions about her body and shock and injury to her nervous system.

The defendant is accused of failing to block off the area, failing to warn and presenting an obscured danger.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expense, pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, permanent disability and disfigurement.

Francois is represented by attorney Barry J. Landry of Reserve.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre Jr.

Case no. 725-655.

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