Midlothian woman sues Frankfort market over injuries in fall

Dan Harkins Apr. 23, 2015, 2:20pm

A Cook County woman has sued a Frankfort market for injuries she allegedly sustained in a slip-and-fall accident at the store.

Mary Lou Murphy, of Midlothian, filed suit March 11 in Cook County Circuit Court against Butera Finer Foods Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, on June 26, 2013, Murphy was at the market,on South LaGrange Road, Frankfort, when she slipped on a puddle caused by a leaky ceiling.

The market, the suit states, was careless and negligent when it improperly operated, managed, maintained and controlled its premises by allowing its floor to remain dangerous for customers; failed to warn customers about the dangerous condition; failed to make a reasonable inspection of its facilities; failed to clean, repair or otherwise correct a slipping hazard; and failed to provide adequate safeguards to prevent Murphy's injury.

The plaintiff claims serious and permanent injuries, extensive medical treatment, the expenditure of "great sums of money" and physical and mental pain and suffering.

Murphy seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by the Ankin Law Office in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 15-L-2515.

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