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NJ man awarded $3.64M after injuring his back at Staples store

Posted: 5:04 PM, Jan 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-06 17:04:52-05
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A New Jersey man who sued Staples Inc. after injuring his back when he fell in a store has been awarded more than $3.64 million in a jury verdict.

Jim Simmons was looking at computers at a Staples store in Hamilton when an employee left a merchandise tote on the ground behind him.

A law firm representing Simmons says he tripped over the tote and suffered a herniated disk to his lumbar spine and pain and numbness radiated into his right leg.

He underwent physical therapy, steroid injections and eventually two lumbar surgeries.

Staples Inc. did not return the AP's request for comment.