Wal-Mart customer allegedly injured by falling electric heater

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A customer is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged negligence and premises liability in connection with an injury sustained when an electric heater fell off of a shelf and onto her at a store.

PHILADELPHIA — A customer is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged negligence and premises liability in connection with an injury sustained when a heater fell on her at a store.

Shannon Coles filed a complaint May 25 in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendant failed to keep its supermarket reasonably safe for customers.

According to the complaint, Coles allegedly was injured on Oct. 8, 2016 at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Philadelphia when an electric heater fell onto her. The plaintiff said her injuries included a multiple-disc herniation, left C-6 radiculopathy and other spine, shoulder and head injuries.

Coles said the company also failed to provide sufficient warning of the impending danger.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and other appropriate relief. She is represented by Dennis A. Pomo of Pasquarella & Pomo in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case number 2:18-cv-02198-GJP

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