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Wal-Mart sued by father after shelves allegedly fall on, injure child

By Louisiana Record reports | Sep 2, 2015

GRETNA – A corporate retailer is being sued by the father of a child he claims was injured when a shelving unit collapsed on top of her.

Britt Bullins, and his minor child, filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Everett Dasurby in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 6.

Bullins claims that on July 7, 2014 his child was shopping at the Wal-Mart located at 1501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey when a half-constructed shelving unit collapsed on top of her. The plaintiff alleges his child suffered severe injuries in the incident.

The defendant is accused of failing to respond to unsafe conditions, allowing unsafe conditions, not properly maintaining the property, failing to warn visitors of the hazards and not correcting the hazard in a timely manner.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and physical injuries.

Bullins is represented by J. Benjamin Avin of the New Orleans-based Irpino Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case no. 751-291.

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