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Jury awards $10 million to woman who stepped on rusty nail at Walmart – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-11-30 08:52:54 –

(Photo courtesy of Anastopoulo Law Firm)

Florence County, South Carolina (WBTW) — A South Carolina woman sued Wal-Mart after multiple surgeries were required due to an infection caused by stepping on a rusted nail at one of the company’s stores in Florence.

The incident took place in June 2015, according to a news release from April Jones’ leading AnastPro law firm.

According to the release, Jones had to amputate his right leg on his knee after the incident. She has been in a wheelchair for six years, and the law firm says the ruling allows her to buy artificial limbs and make her home more accessible.

The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half after hearing the evidence in a five-day trial. According to a law firm, one of Wal-Mart’s experts testified that nails were the cause of the injury during the cross-examination.

“The weakness of Wal-Mart’s case was, among other things, the failure to produce a video that they claimed to have acted in line with the company’s policy of requiring employees to perform regular safety sweeps.” The news release states. “No such evidence was presented during the five-day study period.”

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