BATON ROUGE – An elderly woman is suing a local Wal-mart claiming she was seriously injured after being knocked to the ground by a stack of carts being pushed by employees.
Bobbie Rushing filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana LLC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Resley Pontville and two unknown employees in the 19th Judicial District Court on March 31.
Rushing claims that on June 26, 2014 she was visiting the Wal-Mart located on Sullivan Road in Central when two unknown employees pushed a stack of cart s into her, knocking her to the ground. The plaintiff alleges that she received injuries to her face, nose, arms and hand in the incident. Rushing contends she also broke her pinky and that a the accident exacerbated a previous fracture in her vertebrae. The plaintiff asserts she received immediate medical assistance from Wal-Mart employees until she could be evacuated via ambulance for professional medical treatment.
The defendant is accused of pushing a row of carts into the plaintiff, failing to avoid the plaintiff, failing to maintain control, failing to exercise reasonable care, pushing too many shopping carts at once, failing to safely handle the shopping carts and failing to act as reasonable employee.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, disfigurement, scarring, disability, loss of function and loss of enjoyment.
Rushing is represented by S. Layne Lee of Baton Rouge-based Moore, Thompson & Lee APLC.
The case has been signed to Division A Judge Todd Hernandez.
Case no. 638,256.