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Walmart shopper alleges shelves fell on her after employee lost footing on ladder


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 28, 2018


HOUSTON – A Walmart shopper alleges she was injured when an employee lost her footing while stocking shelves and caused the shelves to fall.

Brenda Moorer filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the Harris County District Court against Walmart Inc. and Jane Doe alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 7, 2016, she was shopping at a Walmart store in Houston when Jane Doe, a Walmart employee, lost her footing on a ladder while stocking and grabbed the shelf, causing the shelves to fall directly upon the plaintiff's head, back and hip. The plaintiff alleges she sustained significant injuries resulting in pain and suffering, emotional distress and medical expenses as a result. 

The plaintiff holds Walmart Inc. and Jane Doe responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to consider the safety of consumers present in the aisle by placing a ladder and climbing on it when it was not safe to do so and by failing to provide a spotter to steady the ladder while in use.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of at least $75,000, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and such other and further relief to which she may show herself justly entitled. She is represented by Adjua Umoja-Justice of The Justice Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-61251

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