Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million to Woman Injured at Walmart
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A jury in West Virginia has returned a nearly $17 Million Dollar verdict after a woman was injured when staffers tried to detain a shoplifter in Walmart.
Jurors issued the verdict Monday March 4th.
A lawyer for a 53-year-old woman says employees tried to detain the shoplifter when he ran into her shopping cart, in which she was pushing her granddaughter.
The woman fell to the ground with the cart falling on top of her.
The lawyers say she suffered internal injuries that required surgeries.
A Walmart spokesman says they are sympathetic to the woman’s injuries, but believe the shoplifter is responsible.
Walmart is evaluating post-trial options.
The jury found Walmart 30% responsible and the shoplifter 70%.
It’s unclear how the money will be split.