Metzler v. BCI Coca Cola
Plaintiff, a 26-year-old kindergarten teacher, stopped at a local grocery store. While walking through a cashier lane, she slipped and fell on water which had leaked from one of Coca Cola’s soft drink display refrigerators. Coca Cola’s service records for the refrigerator in question revealed it had a history of leaking for the prior two years, but it was never replaced. Plaintiff sustained a herniated lumbo-sacral disk at L-5, S-1, which required both surgery and chiropractic treatment. Plaintiff developed chronic pain, which affected her family, employment, marriage, and quality of life. Testimony from medical provider indicated Plaintiff will suffer continuing pain for life.