Target Corporation has agreed to pay $7 million to an 81-year old woman who suffered a severe brain injury when an automatic door at a Target store in Rosemont, Illinois, malfunctioned. This is a record settlement in Cook County for a brain injury to a woman over the age of 60.
A glitch caused the door to close on the plaintiff, Claire Putman, as she was walking through the store’s entrance. This knocked her to the ground, causing her to hit her head. She was than hit in the head again by the door itself as it continued to open and close. Ms. Putman was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and, despite undergoing surgery to repair her injury, she suffered permanent brain damage and cognitive defects that have required her to move into a nursing home.
Click on the following link to LawyersandSettlements.com to read more about this record brain injury settlement.