Silsbee parent sues Wal-Mart after minor slips and fractures leg

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 14, 2013, 4:02pm

A Silsbee parent has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart claiming her child suffered a fractured leg when the minor slipped and fell due to liquid on the floor.

Naomi Anderson, individually and as next friend on behalf of a minor, filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Texas on Sept. 16 in Hardin County District Court. The defendant removed the case to the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division on Oct. 10.

The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2011, while the plaintiffs were customers at Wal-Mart in Silsbee. According to the lawsuit, the minor fell due to a liquid on the floor between the restroom and the water fountain and suffered a fracture to his right leg and knee.

There were no warning signs or mats in or around the area at the time of the minor’s fall, according to the lawsuit.

The defendant is accused of not protecting and safeguarding the plaintiffs from unreasonably dangerous conditions on the premises or to warn of their existence.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, physical impairment, physical pain, mental anguish, interest and court costs.

Anderson is represented by Beaumont attorneys Jonathan C. Juhan and J.J. Bragg.

U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone is assigned to the case.

Case No. 1:13-cv-00612

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