Woman trips over empty pallet, sues CVS Pharmacy

David Yates Sep. 7, 2011, 8:52am

Alleging there should have been "caution signs" around an empty pallet, Ava Quinby has filed a trip-and-fall lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy.

The suit was filed Aug. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 25, 2011 (sic) Quinby was shopping at the CVS on College Street in Beaumont when she tripped "on a pallet at the end of a display counter that had no merchandise on it and was protruding into the walkway."

"There were no caution signs or any warning," the suit states. "Quinby fell across the pallet landing on her legs, hand, arm and shoulder. She hit her head on the floor as she skidded across the pallet."

The suit alleges CVS negligently failed to inspect and maintain its premises.

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

Attorney Jane Leger of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represents her.

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

Case No. D190-764

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