Woman stranded by needle in Target in parking lot awarded $4.6 million

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ANDERSON, S.C. — A jury has awarded a South Carolina lady some-more than $4.6 million after she was stranded by a needle picked adult in a Target parking lot.

Before Carla Denise Garrison’s lawsuit opposite Target Corp. went to trial, her counsel offering to settle with a tradesman for $12,000, though a offer was rejected. If a volume stands, it would be one of a largest awarded in a story of Anderson County litigation, according to Clerk of Court Richard Shirley.

Garrison, of Anderson, pronounced Friday that she was “too overwhelmed” to speak about a case.

According to justice documents, Garrison’s damage happened in May 2014 in a parking lot of a Target Anderson.

Garrison had parked and gotten out of her car when her afterwards 8-year-old daughter, Kaileigh, picked adult a hypodermic needle. Garrison swatted a needle out of her daughter’s hand. When she did that, a needle stranded her in her right palm, according to justice documents.

Documents uncover that Garrison went into a store and reported a damage to a Target employee. The worker remarkable in a news that Garrison “seemed worried.”

Garrison was treated during AnMed Health, where she was tested for HIV and hepatitis. She was also prescribed remedy since of a intensity risk that she would agreement HIV. She has tested disastrous for both HIV and hepatitis so far, papers show.

According to justice documents, a HIV drugs done Garrison ill and caused her to be bedridden. Garrison’s husband, Clint, had to take time off work to caring for her, according to her attorney.

“When we started this, we were only perplexing to get Target to make my customer whole, to compensate for her medical bills and a time that her father had to take off work,” pronounced Garrison’s attorney, Joshua Hawkins of Greenville. “We attempted to be reasonable and not take this to trial. But Target took a unequivocally tough position on it … and we consider a jury sent a message.”

Target mouthpiece Erika Winkels pronounced a association disagrees with a outcome of a case.

“The final indemnification endowment has not nonetheless been dynamic by a Court,” she pronounced in an email. “Target is now deliberation post-trial motions and interest options.”

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