HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging breach of duty and negligence in failing to prevent injuries.

Michaela Joy Wagner filed a complaint Jan. 26 in Harris County District Court against Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC, alleging failure to keep its premises safe.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 12, 2016, while pushing her shopping cart at a Wal-Mart store in Katy, Wagner slipped and fell on a dust-covered flyswatter that had been lying on the floor. As a result, the suit says, Wagner she suffered serious injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, medical expenses and mental anguish. 

The plaintiff alleges Wal-Mart failed to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition, failed to inspect the premises and failed to inform customers of such existing dangerous conditions.

Wagner seeks trial by jury, monetary relief of $200,000 to $1 million, plus damages of any kind, court costs, expenses and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys John Arthur Daspit and Michael Grinsfelder of Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-05384

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