A jury awarded a South Carolina woman $10 million in damages for injuries she sustained after stepping on a rusted nail at Walmart.
April Jones filed a lawsuit against Walmart after being injured while shopping in a main aisle at one of the company’s stores in Florence, South Carolina, in June 2015.
Jones needed multiple surgeries and eventually had her leg amputated as a result of an infection caused by the rusted nail, jurors were told during a five-day trial last week.
Jones had to have her right foot’s second toe amputated before three more toes were also removed.
As a result of the infection, doctors were forced to amputate her leg above the knee.
Jones is now in a wheelchair and has been for the last six years and is dependent on her adult children, according to her lawyers.
Before awarding Jones the $10 million, the jury deliberated for about 100 minutes.
According to her lawyers, she intends to use the funds to purchase a prosthetic, make her home more wheelchair-accessible, and cover medical costs.