April Jones, of South Carolina, walked into a Walmart in 2015 and came out with a serious infection after stepping on a rusty nail, so her leg was amputated, and today she wins a $10 million lawsuit.
Woman wins $10 million lawsuit after stepping on rusty nail at Walmart
According to the Fox network, the woman will receive a compensation of 10 million dollars, after 6 years of litigation, time in which she received several surgeries and in the end her leg was amputated.
A statement from April Jones’ legal team, quoted by the same network, indicates that her right leg had to be amputated above the knee after she stepped on the rusty nail.
Part of the million-dollar compensation will be used to pay for a prosthesis and to buy a house that is adapted to her condition, the text adds.
Jury awards $10 million to woman who stepped on rusty nail at Walmart https://t.co/rmdE4K1Gjc
— WGN Morning News (@WGNMorningNews) November 30, 2021
One of Walmart’s representatives argued during the 5-day trial that one of the woman’s nails was the cause of the terrible infection, which led the jury to give a sentence to punish the supermarket.
“The weakness in Walmart’s case, among other things, was its failure to produce a video that they claim showed their behavior in accordance with a company policy that asks employees to conduct regular safety checks. No such evidence was presented during the trial,” the statement ends.