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Walmart shopper whose leg was amputated after stepping on nail awarded $10M

A South Carolina woman who stepped on a rusty nail and had to amputate her leg has won $10 million after a jury ruled Walmart was liable for her injury.

April Jones won the lawsuit against a Walmart store in Florence, S.C., on Tuesday after a five-day trial, ABC 7 reported, and will use the money to cover bills related to her injury. The jury deliberated for an hour and a half.

Jones filed the lawsuit in 2017, two years after she stepped on the rusty nail lying on the floor near some pallets in the store.

Jones immediately went to the emergency room and was told the wound was infected, leading to the amputation of the toe. But the wound did not heal properly, and when her foot turned black, Jones eventually had to amputate her right leg above the knee.

Jones is in a wheelchair now and claims her life “has resulted in her loss of enjoyment of life and change in her personality, all to the permanent detriment to her health and physical wellbeing,” reads the lawsuit obtained by The Washington Post.

Attorneys for Walmart have filed a motion in court, requesting a new trial, according to ABC 7.

This is the second lawsuit Walmart has lost this week. A jury in Alabama on Tuesday awarded a woman $2.1 million in damages after she was arrested on a false charge of shoplifting and billed more than $200 from a law firm as a settlement fee, more than the cost of the groceries.

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