GRETNA – A corporate retailer is being suing by a customer who claims she was injured when boxes fell on her head.
Nichakant Pornanangarn filed suit against Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. and Safety National Insurance in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 1.
Pornanangarn claims on Aug. 1, 2012 she was shopping at the Bed, Bath & Beyond located at 901 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey when boxes fell from a shelf overhead and struck her. The plaintiff alleges she suffered serious injuries to her neck and back that required medical treatment. Pornanangarn asserts that Bed, Bath & Beyond is liable for injuries because they were in control of the boxes at he time of the incident.
The defendant is accused of maintaining boxed merchandise in an unsafe manner, failing to keep the aisle free of danger, failing to prevent boxes from falling, failing to sufficiently warn of a danger, failing to exercise due diligence in monitoring dangerous conditions and failing to take evasive action to avoid the incident.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
Pornanangarn is represented by attorney Sherry Legaux of New Orleans.
The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.
Case no. 729-576.