Shopper bonks head on cigarette rack, sues H-E-B

By David Yates | Apr 16, 2012

While lifting his groceries at H-E-B, Devin Woods bonked his head on a cigarette rack two years ago.

Alleging H-E-B Grocery negligently failed to warn him of the dangerous condition, Wood filed suit against the grocer chain on April 12 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on April 13, 2010, Woods was shopping at the Port Arthur H-E-B. He bent over to pick up his grocery bags from a stocker and hit his head on a cigarette rack as he rose up, resulting in a closed head injury.

In addition to failing to warn him, Woods alleges H-E-B negligently failed to remove the dangerous condition and take corrective action.

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

Beaumont attorney Brett Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-294

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