A woman claims to have suffered personal injuries to her neck, shoulder, and low back after being struck on the head by the door of a dispensing machine that fell open and struck her on the head.

According to the suit she filed on February 2 in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court, Glenda Junge was using the restroom at a K-Mart store in Fairview Heights on November 29 when the door fell open.

Junge claims the incident caused her to become sick, sore, lame, disordered, and disabled, suffer injuries to the soft tissues of her cervical and shoulder area, and incur medical expenses. She also claims to have experienced disability, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of K-Mart for allowing a faulty condition of the door in the women’s restroom to exist, failure to maintain the premises, failure to have a safe maintenance procedure, failure to warn of the faulty condition and danger, improper placement of the dispenser, failure to properly hang the dispenser, and failure to warn of improper hanging.

Junge seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.

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