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Walmart sued by woman who says grocery bag broke her finger

State Court

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2020


PITTSBURGH – Walmart and its plastic bag distributor and manufacturer are facing a suit from a Butler woman who alleges a grocery bag tore into her fingers and needed surgery to repair.

Karen and Phillip Vavro filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Walmart Inc., Novolex Holdings LL., Hilex Poly Co. and others alleging negligence. 

Karne Vavro alleges she was shopping at the Walmart Supercenter in Butler on Jan. 3, 2018. While carrying a plastic bag containing a gallon of milk between her fingers, she alleges the plastic bag handles suddenly tore into her fingers. Vavro alleges she sustained a finger fracture that required surgery and the needed additional surgery to correct a mallet finger deformity.

The plaintiffs allege Hilex failed to test and/or inspect the bags and that Walmart failed to train employees not to overfill a grocery bag.

The Vavros seek interest, court costs and all other just relief. They are represented by G. Christopher Apessos in Pittsburgh. 

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