A WOMAN has sued Walgreens after claiming that one of the retail company’s shopping carts led to injuries.
A woman in Florida has sued Walgreens after she claimed to have suffered injuries from one of the store’s shopping carts[/caption]
There have been complaints from many shoppers about carts at other popular retailers due to security feature[/caption]
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.”
Customers have reportedly been struggling with the sensors that the retail chain placed on the carts to lock up their wheels.
A spokesperson for Walgreens declined to give an official comment to The U.S. Sun due to pending litigation.
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.
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.
The U.S. Sun also has the story of the major change Walgreens made at 400 of its physical locations.