Annie Hunt Jan. 12, 2016, 12:29pm

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Walmart, alleging a protruding water valve in the store caused her to injure herself.

Larita Wilson filed her lawsuit Jan. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., doing business as Walmart, alleging negligence and failure to maintain water valves on the premises.

According to the complaint on May 11, Wilson was shopping at a Walmart in Matteson when she walked into a water valve handle that was protruding into one of the store’s aisles. The suit says Walmart had a duty to its employees and customers to provide a hazard-free environment. 

As a result of the incident, the plaintiff alleges she sustained permanent injuries, including severe shock to her nervous system, contusions, bruises, and lacerations to her body.

Wilson seeks damages of more than $30,000. She is represented by attorney Daniel E. Goodman of the Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC in Rosemont.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000194

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