Man Sues Wal-Mart, Claims Plastic Bag Failure Killed Wife

Posted at: 08/28/2013 10:58 AM

LINCOLN (AP) — An eastern Nebraska man has sued Walmart, saying the failure of an overfilled plastic shopping bag led to the death of his wife.
The Sarpy County lawsuit filed by William Freis of Plattsmouth has been moved to U.S. District Court in Omaha.
The lawsuit says the bag failed April 16, 2010, outside a Walmart store in Bellevue. A can inside fell onto the right big toe of Freis' wife, Lynette, breaking and cutting it. The lawsuit says the injuries led to an infection that spread through her body “and ultimately resulted in her death on March 12, 2011.”
The lawsuit seeks more than $656,000. 
A Walmart spokesman declined to directly comment on the lawsuit's allegations.
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