Plaintiff: Giant Eagle supermarket's negligence caused spinal and ankle injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A woman who suffered spinal and ankle injuries after an accident at a Pittsburgh supermarket has launched legal action, claiming the store’s condition led to that accident.

Carlene Poole of Pittsburgh filed suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 28 versus Giant Eagle, Inc. (doing business as “Southside Giant Eagle”), also of Pittsburgh.

On Aug. 30, 2017, the plaintiff was a business invitee on the store’s premises in Pittsburgh, when the suit says she was caused to fall due to a pool of water located by the flowers near the entrance, which created a dangerous condition on the premises and caused her serious and permanent personal injuries.

As a result of the accident, Poole claims to have suffered a bulging disc in her neck and associated radiculopathy, further bulges at the C3-C4 through C7-T1 discs, BL C5-C7 radiculopathy, a sprained right ankle and scrapes, lacerations, contusions and bruising. The plaintiff claims the defendant failed to exercise proper care over the premises, failed to inspect, monitor, repair or warn of the defective and dangerous condition on the store floor, among numerous other liability charges.

For a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $35,000, plus all costs and other relief the Court deems just.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas case GD-17-017805

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