Carol Ostrow Jul. 14, 2015, 11:57am

A Cook County man has sued Walgreens, claiming injuries in a 2013 parking lot mishap wherein the plaintiff allegedly sustained injuries in a fall at a store on Chicago's South Side.

Ardis Fenn brought a complaint against Deerfield-based Walgreens on July 13 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence in the July 2013 incident.

According to the filing, the plaintiff fell into a hole in the parking lot of the No. 3047 store located at 4700 S. Halsted St. in Chicago on July 15, 2013.

The suit states that Walgreens knew customers would exit their cars and walk through the parking lot to get to the store, and that the business ignored the hole which “several other customers had already fallen into with consequent injury.”

The defendant is charged with failure to repair the hole in the asphalt surface, properly maintain the parking lot, block off the hazardous area, and allow patrons proper ingress and egress to its premises.

Court documents indicate that when Penn exited his vehicle to enter the store, he fell violently into the hole, sustaining multiple fractures.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs. He is represented by Stephen McMullen in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number unspecified.

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