Suit claims Wal-Mart employee slipped, injured shopper as she fell

David Yates Apr. 4, 2011, 10:34am

Beaumont resident Pam Thomas has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Texas, alleging that two years ago a female employee grabbed onto her shoulder as she fell.

The suit was filed March 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on April 2, 2009, Thomas was shopping at the Beaumont Wal-Mart on Dowlen Road.

While in an aisle with a shopping cart, Thomas claims a Wal-Mart employee slipped on spilled liquid in the aisle and grabbed Thomas' right arm for support.

The suit states the employee "jerked her (Thomas) toward the floor."

"The incident resulted in the catastrophic injuries and damages complained of herein," the suit states.

Although the suit does not describe Thomas' injuries, the suit does, however, allege Wal-Mart failed to safeguard her against unreasonably dangerous conditions on its premises.

The plaintiff is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement, lost wages and all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents Thomas.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D189-673

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