On December 6, 2021, Erma Robinson (“Plaintiff”), represented by Richard L. Steagall of Steagall Law Office, filed a personal injury lawsuit against CVS Health, Inc and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (“Defendants”), seeking damages and cost of the suit, among other reliefs, for the Defendants’ alleged negligence. This case was filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of Illinois with Judge Colin S. Bruce and Judge Eric I. Long presiding.
In the complaint, the Plaintiff alleged that, “Plaintiff entered the CVS Pharmacy Inc. store at 820 N. Vermillion Street, Danville, Illinois to pick up a pharmacy prescription from the Pharmacy Department located down an aisle at the rear of the store open to the public. The CVS store contained several circular metal plates which are at various locations on the aisles of the store. The circular metal plate can be raised to allow electric plugs to connect to an outlet and other devices contained below the covering metal plate.”
The Plaintiff further alleged that, “In order to perform maintenance, the circular metal plate covering the electrical outlets and other devices located below the circular metal covering plate is opened with the plate being unlocked and pulled upward. The circular metal plate contained in the aisle to which access to the pharmacy in the rear of the store had been opened for maintenance.”
The Plaintiff also alleged that, “The circular metal covering plate had been opened and then partially closed leaving approximately one quarter or less of space between the plate and its place of closure. This made the opening difficult to see for customers walking down the aisle. Plaintiff while walking down the aisle with the partially opened but obscured circular metal covering plate and distracted by looking forward down the aisle and at merchandise came into contact with the partially opened plate with her foot. This caused plaintiff to fall forward to the tile floor of the aisle causing her injury.”
The Plaintiff also alleged that, “As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of the agents of the defendant corporations acting in the scope of their agency, plaintiff caught her foot in the partially open plate causing her to fall directly to the aisle fracturing her clavicle in two places and causing injury to the tibial plane of the knee of plaintiff; plaintiff was required to spend monies for medical treatment of the injuries.”
The only claim for relief laid down by the Plaintiff is for the alleged negligence of the defendant corporations, CVS Health, Inc. and CVS Pharmacy, Inc., acting through their authorized agents in the scope of their agency allegedly negligently failed to completely close the circular metal plate leaving a gap which customers could trip and fall and failed to place of plastic yellow warning triangular device warning customers of the partially open plate.
In their prayer for relief, the Plaintiff requested the Court for a judgment in the amount of Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000) against the Defendants, CVS Health, Inc. and CVS Pharmacy, Inc. plus costs of suit.
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Pending - Other Pending
Personal Injury - Other Personal Injury
Colin Stirling Bruce
Eric I. Long
CVS Health Inc
CVS Pharmacy Inc
Richard L Steagall
Civil Cover Sheet
Docket(#2) Summons Issued as to CVS Health Inc, CVS Pharmacy Inc. Copies returned to Plaintiff for service. (BMG) (Main Document 2 replaced on 1/28/22 to include Plaintiff's attorney's information) (TC). (Entered: 01/28/2022)[+] Read More [-] Read Less
Docket(#1) COMPLAINT against CVS Health Inc, CVS Pharmacy Inc (Filing fee $ 402; Receipt #24626010332.), filed by Erma Robinson. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(BMG) (Entered: 12/06/2021)[+] Read More [-] Read Less