95-year-old woman sues Whole Foods after allegedly falling on upturned flooring

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 19, 2013

Lawrence D. Wiedemann

GRETNA – An elderly woman is suing a corporate grocery store claiming she was severely injured in a fall at one of its local stores.

Khanommah Keshavarzhashtayjan filed suit against Whole Foods Market Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 9.

Keshavarzhashtayjan claims that she was a customer at the Whole Food’s Market located at 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie on Aug. 20 when she fell after tripping on a piece of flooring covering near the threshold that became detached and was sticking up. The plaintiff alleges she received painful and disabling injuries in the fall to her shoulder, chest, pelvis, spine, knee, hand and brain.

The defendant is accused of knowing of the defect and not fixing it.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, drug expenses, physical therapy, mental anguish, loss of physical function and disability.

Keshavarzhashtayjan is represented by Lawrence D. Wiedemann of the Metairie-based Wiedemann Law Firm APLC.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner Jr.

Case no. 729-818.

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