Iannucci v. XPect Discount Drugs L.P.
A court can award medical expenses to a customer who allegedly was injured when produce fell and struck the customer. The 80-year-old plaintiff, Carmel Iannuci, sued the defendant, XPect Discount Drugs, alleging that she was shopping at the defendant's store in North Haven and was injured when a pack of dog food fell on her face. The plaintiff went to the hospital in an ambulance. The plaintiff's medical expenses were $2,065. After the plaintiff presented her case, the defendant moved to dismiss and argued that the plaintiff's evidence was insufficient. The court found that the plaintiff proved that the dog food was improperly stacked, which caused a dangerous situation for customers and resulted in the plaintiff's injuries. The plaintiff established economic damages in the amount of $2,065. The court granted judgment to the plaintiff in the amount of $12,000.