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article image'Defective' Walmart bag caused wife's death, says husband

By Owen Weldon     Aug 29, 2013 in World
An overstuffed, defective Walmart shopping bag may have been to blame for the death of Lynette Freis. This is considering the strange way she met her fate.
According to Gawker, Freis, from Nebraska, was at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bellevue on April 16, 2010. The cashier placed two 42-ounce La Choy cans, as well as a two-pound bag of rice in one single plastic bag.
When Freis was going back to her car the bag failed. This results in one of the La Choy cans to fall on her right foot, which caused a deep cut, as well as leaving her with a fractured big toe.
According to AL, William Freis is now suing Wal-Mart because he said that the deep cut led to his wife developing an infection, and she was not able to fight it off, which led to her death on March 12, 2011.
According to Huffington Post, the lawsuit claims that employees were not effectively trained by Wal-Mart on how to fill customers' bags.
The suit also names Hilex Poly Co. as a defendant.
Randy Hargrove, who is a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said that customer safety is a top priority for the company and that when an injury is reported at one of their stores, then it is taken seriously.
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