Jury Awards $10 Million to Woman Who Stepped on Rusty Nail at Walmart

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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.