CVS Pharmacy designates expert witnesses in trip & fall suit

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2012

CVS Pharmacy has designated expert witnesses in a trip-and-fall lawsuit against the company.

As previously reported, Ava Quinby filed suit against CVS Pharmacy on Aug. 31, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging there should have been “caution signs” around an empty pallet.

Court records show that on June 2 CVS submitted a list of designated expert witnesses, which includes medical professionals with knowledge Quinby’s medical treatment.

The lawsuit alleges that 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.”

Quinby 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.

Roger Nebel, an attorney for the Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy law firm, represents CVS.

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

Case No. D190-764

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