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Walmart employee claims she became ‘entangled’ in plastic wrapping, sues for $1M


By David Yates | Nov 4, 2019

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BEAUMONT – An area woman is seeking up to $1 million in damages from Wal-Mart Stores Texas, claiming she was injured after “becoming entangled” in plastic wrapping.

Ercell Bowman filed suit against the mega retailer on Oct. 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

Nearly two years prior to filing suit, Bowman was working at the Walmart in Port Arthur.

On Nov. 1, 2017, she suffered injuries to her hip and shoulder after “becoming entangled and/or bound by plastic wrapping left on the floor, causing her to fall,” according to her petition. 

Bowman alleges Walmart negligently failed to provide her with a safe workplace.

She is suing for her impairment, mental anguish, pain, loss of wages and medical expenses.

Beaumont attorney Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell represents her.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A-204735

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