A Wal-mart plastic bag lawsuit is making headline news Aug. 29. According to MSN, a woman in line at a Wal-mart in Nebraska died after suffering an injury that her widowed husband says could have been avoided... had Wal-mart done things differently. You see, Lynette Freis purchased some items at the store but the plastic bags that a cashier put them in wasn't strong enough to hold them apparently.
"The Wal-Mart cashier put all the items into one plastic bag, which broke as Freis was walking to her car. According to the lawsuit, one can of La Choy fell on Freis' foot, broke her toe and made a deep gash," MSN reported. She later died due to a "serious infection."
The Wal-mart plastic bag lawsuit alleges that the bags didn't do the job and that they shouldn't have been used to hold the items that Freis purchased. Her husband, William Freis, blames the cashier for not bagging the items properly. He is not only suing the store, but he is also seeking damages from the plastic bag maker. In total, Mr. Freis is seeking nearly $650,000.
Lynette Freis needed to have two surgeries on her injured foot. She also needed several prescriptions of antibiotics, none of which got rid of the infection that ultimately took her life.
Does the Wal-mart plastic bag lawsuit have grounds? Do you think Mr. Freis will win?
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