Ultra Foods employee alleges pallet jack caused foot injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 28, 2018

CHICAGO – A Calumet Park resident alleges she was injured when a pallet jack was lowered onto her foot.

Shirley Reese Johnson filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against Breakthrough Beverage Group, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and an unknown driver, individually and as a servant of those companies, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 21, 2016, Johnson was working at Ultra Foods in the loading dock area when the unknown driver lowered a pallet jack carrying cases of liquor onto her foot.

As a result, the plaintiff alleges she suffered physical injuries, pain and suffering, loss of a normal life and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount of more than $50,000, plus additional amounts and costs of suit. She is represented by Brian C. Hercule of The Law Offices of John S. Eliasik in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-12576

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