Falling mannequin severely injured Somerville woman at Bridgewater mall, lawsuit says

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nj.com

A Somerville woman alleges that she was severely injured when a mannequin fell on her in December 2011 at the Bloomingdale’s store in the Bridgewater Commons mall. The file photo above shows a mannequin inside a store at a mall in Queens, N.Y.Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg 

BRIDGEWATER — A Somerville woman claims in a lawsuit that she was injured when a mannequin fell on her in the Bloomingdale’s at Bridgewater Commons mall.

Maria Hupalo and her husband, Roman, are suing Bloomingdale’s Inc. and its parent company, Macy’s Corporate Services Inc., for negligence in allegedly causing the Dec. 9, 2011, incident, according to the lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court.

Hupalo alleges she suffered “traumatic injuries” when the mannequin fell on her, the lawsuit states.

Due to the defendants’ negligence, Hupalo sustained “severe, painful, and permanent injuries that required medical care and incurred substantial expenses for doctors bills, medications, and the like in an effort to effect a cure and remedy for her condition,” the lawsuit states.

The couple claims the defendants “were careless, reckless and negligent in their construction, design and maintenance of the Premises,” the lawsuit states.

Macy’s spokesperson Elina Kazan said it is corporate policy to not comment on pending litigation.

The complaint represents at least the second lawsuit filed recently in regard to an alleged injury in a Macy’s-owned…

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