Commercial cleaning company created dangerous condition in Macy's store, according to plaintiff

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A woman allegedly injured on the premises of a Macy’s store in State College has leveled legal action against the department store retailer and its contracted cleaning company for damages.

PITTSBURGH – A woman allegedly injured on the premises of a Macy’s store in State College has leveled legal action against the department store retailer and its contracted cleaning company for damages.

Tammy May of Bellefonte filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 30 versus Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc. of State College (with corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio) and Blue Chip 2000 Commercial Cleaning, Inc. of Pittsburgh.

According to the lawsuit, Blue Chip contracted with Macy’s to clean and scrub the carpets and floor in the premises. On or about July 14, 2016, the plaintiff was lawfully on said premises, in the form of an unmarked and unnaturally wet carpeted floor next to a marble tile floor. This condition caused the plaintiff to fall and become injured.

In the process, May suffered impingement syndrome of the left shoulder, tendinitis of the left rotator cuff, left shoulder lesions, left glenoid labrum tear, patellar tendon strain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, surgical scarring, plus bruises, contusions and other injuries, the suit says.

Per May, the defendants failed to inspect, maintain, clean, repair or warn of this same condition for those individuals on the premises

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of compulsory arbitration, together with court costs, interest and such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and equitable, along with the demand for a jury trial.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert B. Woomer of Woomer & Talarico, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-016527

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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