HOUSTON — A Harris County mother and her son are suing Whole Foods, alleging the defendant's negligence resulted in injuries to the son.

Deisy Granados, individually and as next friend of Eann Olivo, a minor, filed a complaint April 7 in Harris County Circuit Court against Whole Foods Market Inc., alleging failure to provide any warning of the dangerous condition to avoid injuries.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 4, 2015, Granados  together with her minor son, Eann Olivo and older brother, were at the Whole Foods store on Bellaire Boulevard in Houston when Olivo suffered a severe cut and open fracture to his left ring finger due to rope barriers with silver metal hooks that had an unidentifiable defects. 

The suit says Olivo began bleeding profusely and was advised by paramedics to be taken to a clinic for stitches to his finger. As a result, the lawsuit states, he suffered physical injuries and caused his mother medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs allege Whole Foods failed to properly inspect its premises, failed to post warnings or otherwise notify others in the general areas of the dangerous condition and failed to correct the dangerous and defective condition.

Granados and Olivo seek trial by jury, monetary relief up to $100,000, including damages, penalties, court costs, expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and all equitable relief. They are represented by attorney Jessica Collins of Wagner and Saenz, LLP in Houston.

 Harris County Circuit Court Case number 2017-23928

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