BEAUMONT – An area resident has brought a slip and fall lawsuit against Kroger Texas, alleging an employee left a greasy trail near the grocery store’s microwave.

Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Najah Jahkur-Muhammad filed the suit Oct. 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Jahkur-Muhammad was shopping at the Beaumont Kroger on Phelan Boulevard. While in the deli area, she warmed her food in a microwave and then headed for the exit.

“She immediately began to slip and fell against a counter to the floor,” the suit states. “Two bystanders attempted to catch her … but they were unsuccessful. Examination of the floor revealed a trail of grease drippings from the microwave to the deli counter.”

The store manager determined an employee spilled grease after warming a pot roast in the microwave.

Kroger is accused of negligently permitting the dangerous condition and failing to warn the plaintiff.

Jahkur-Muhammad is suing for her past and future medical expenses, medical care, pain, mental anguish, impairment, lost earnings, disfigurement and fear of future disease.

Richmond attorney Scott Broussard represents her.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-200823

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