Nebraska widower William Freis files wrongful death suit against Walmart
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images A lawsuit filed by Nebraska widower William Freis claims that his wife, Lynette, died because of one of Walmart’s plastic bags.
A Nebraska man is suing Walmart, claiming that a faulty plastic bag ultimately led to his wife’s death.
Plattsmouth resident William Freis has filed a bi pandora ring zarre lawsuit against the big box giant, claiming that a poorly trained bagging clerk at a Walmart supercenter gave his wife, Lynette, an overly stuffed bag full of rice and canned food.
The widower claims that as his wife was heading to her car, the plastic bag containing two 42 ounce cans of La Choy and a 2 pound bag of rice split open, causing one of the cans to fall on her right foot and break her big toe.
The wrongful death suit also claims that Lynette received a big gash to her foot from the April 16, 2010 incident, which in turn led to an infection, the Journal Star reports.
Lynette died as a result of the infection in March 2011, the suit claims. The widower is seeking more than $657,000 from Walmart and Hilex Poly Co., the bag’s manufacturer, to cover medical costs and funeral expenses.
Davis Turner/Bloomberg The widower claims that as his wife was heading to her car, the plastic bag containing two 42 ounce cans of La Choy and a 2 pound bag of rice split open, causing one of the cans to fall on her right foot and break her big toe.
The husband is also seeking an unspecified amount for compensation for pain and suffering.
A representative for Walmart told the Daily News in a statement: “We extend our condolences to Ms. Freis’ family for their loss. Customer safety is a top priority, and we take it seriously anytime an injury is reported in one of our stores.
“Walmart is thoroughly investigating the Plaintiff’s allegations, and we look forward to responding with the court.”
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