A man has filed a personal injury suit against a grocery store, alleging that his shoulder was injured in a slip-and-fall on spilled cooking oil inside the store.


According to the suit Carroll Johnson filed on August 5 in Texas’ Jefferson County District Court against El Rancho, he was in the store shopping for groceries on August 4, 2007 when he was caused to fall by slipping on a gallon bottle of Crisco Oil that had been spilled on the floor.


Johnson claims the fall has caused him to incur medical expenses and experience physical pain, suffering, and impairment, mental anguish, loss of consortium, loss of household services, disfigurement, and fear of a future disease. He also claims he will require ongoing medical monitoring, which will cause him to incur more medical costs.


The suit alleges negligence on the part of El Rancho for failure to properly maintain the floor of the premises in a safe condition, failure to provide adequate warnings about the slippery substance on the floor, and failure to remove the cooking oil from the floor in a timely fashion.


Johnson seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court.

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