A Wal-Mart shopper from Madison County, Illinois has filed an assault and battery personal injury lawsuit against the corporation and the store’s security officer who tackled her.
The woman was pregnant at the time of the incident. According to the lawsuit, described in article posted on the Madison County Record website, she was followed out of the store and thrown to the ground by a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer, which caused injury both to the plaintiff and her unborn child. The officer had been watching her and following her closely prior to her exit from the store.
The plaintiff has claimed that she was falsely accused of shoplifting and that being tackled caused complications in her pregnancy, although the lawsuit does not describe the child’s injuries. Wal-Mart did not press charges for retail theft. At one point, the plaintiff fired her lawyer for the case but wanted to continue the suit.
This case is not nearly the only lawsuit against Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart Litigation Project website is just one place to find information about pending and past cases with Wal-Mart as the defendant.
As written on the Wal-Mart Litigation Project’s page about “What You Should Know About Suing Wal-Mart,” “Wal-Mart is a formidable opponent in court.” Because the supermarket chain is so widespread and faces many lawsuits, the corporation’s team of attorneys are very experienced and out to save the company every penny possible.
Because of that, you need expert legal representation to ensure that your voice is heard in court. Assault and battery is a serious offense, especially when it causes injuries to one’s unborn child. By contacting the attorneys of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton, Illinois, you can make sure that you have competent legal representation in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Renowned in the St. Louis area for prosecuting cases to the full extent, WWF&G offers free consultations for its clients.