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$342,000 Federal Court Verdict for Fall in Department Store

One day, while shopping at a major  department store, our client, a retired teacher, tripped and fell over a  bolt of cloth which had been left, hidden, under a rack of clothes. She  fell and broke her shoulder.

Her shoulder was so badly broken  that she needed surgery for a partial shoulder replacement. This led to a  long period of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Despite her best  efforts, our client was left with some permanent disability to her  shoulder.

We sued the department store in Federal Court. During  trial, the lawyer for the store finally admitted that the bolt of cloth  should never have been left where it was.

The jury returned a verdict of $342,000 for our client.

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