A WOMAN has sued Walgreens after claiming that one of the retail company’s shopping carts led to injuries.

Nancy Fulk was shopping at a Walgreens location in Palm Springs, Florida, on July 1, 2019, when she claimed a shopping cart caused her physical ailments.

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According to the lawsuit, which was filed on January 23, Fulk was at the Walgreens on 3184 S. Congress Ave. when the wheels “locked up” on the shopping cart she was pushing, per WPTV.

This hindrance on the wheels allegedly led Fulk to “lose her balance and fall to the ground.”

Now, she and her North Palm Beach-based attorney Skip Goldenberg have sought a jury trial and $50,000 for damages.

According to Goldenberg, Walgreens was responsible for maintaining the proper functionality of its shopping carts.

Additionally, he argued that if the cart wasn’t performing properly, Fulk should have been warned about the shopping cart’s “dangerous condition.”

The lawsuit claimed that Fulk “suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, impairment, permanent injury, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, and aggravation of a previously existing condition.”

It’s unclear if the cart detailed in the lawsuit was due to a new anti-theft feature that other popular store chains like Target have installed on their shopping carts.

Customers have reportedly been struggling with the sensors that the retail chain placed on the carts to lock up their wheels.

The feature is supposed to go into effect if a cart goes outside a specific area, but a TikToker recently posted a video that seemingly showed it malfunctioning.

Walmart also implemented a similar security feature to the dismay of many frustrated shoppers who claimed it would lock the wheels up on their shopping carts at random locations in the store.

A spokesperson for Walgreens declined to give an official comment to The U.S. Sun due to pending litigation.

On top of this new development, the retail company had already been dealing with a separate lawsuit in West Virginia.

HEALTH CRISIS

As The U.S. Sun previously reported, Walgreens recently agreed to pay $83 million in a settlement with the state after their alleged role in an opioid crisis.

The prosecution argued that Walgreens failed to constitute control over the distribution and dispensation of the drugs.

They also said Walgreen’s wrongdoing caused the state significant financial losses through medical treatment and rehabilitation costs.

This reportedly included medical examiner expenses, self-funded state insurance costs, and other losses as well.

These alleged actions by the company contributed to the oversupply of opioids in the state, according to officials.

WDTV reported that the $83 million settlement would be paid out over eight years.

West Virginia officials said they intend to use the settlement for the fight against the opioid epidemic, which remains ongoing.

“We will continue to fight for those families, and we will serve as the voices of the sons and daughters they have lost,” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a statement last week.

Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid were also included in the same litigation and have reportedly agreed on settlements.

Kroger is the lawsuit’s last remaining defendant.

For more Walgreens content, check out The U.S. Sun’s coverage of the retail company’s recent shocking admission about theft amid the “retail apocalypse.”

The U.S. Sun also has the story of the major change Walgreens made at 400 of its physical locations.

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