Florida Man Awarded $1.3 Million After a Slip-and-Fall in Walmart

Man left with lifelong deformity

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Tom Papakalodoukas, a 41- year old Florida man won a slip-and-fall case against Walmart on Wednesday and was awarded almost $1.3 million, the Daily Mail reports.

Papakalodoukas fell on a Gatorade sign that was lying on the floor while shopping at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie. During the fall he tore his right biceps tendon and has been left with a bulging arm, a problem known as a ‘Popeye deformity’.

Surveillance footage recorded a Gatorade sign falling and Papakalodoukas slipping on it a few minutes later. Walmart denied fault, claiming that its employees did not have time to remove the fallen sign before Papakalodoukas fell. The jury disagreed.

Read more at the Daily Mail.