Man sues Target over bathroom stall collapse

A Clinton County man is suing the department store chain Target, claiming a bathroom stall collapsed and caused him to fall on the floor.

In the lawsuit, Richard Boien accuses Target of negligence. He claims he suffered “serious, painful and permanent injuries” as a result of the fall in November 2020 at the Target in Shiloh. Boien claims he suffered injuries to his head, neck and “body as a whole,” from the fall.

Specifically, Boien claims he suffered a concussion, headaches, balance issues, unclear thoughts, memory loss and other ailments, as a result of the fall.

Boien alleges he sustained permanent mental anguish, pain, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of normal life.

The suit also names the store’s executive team leader, Molly Patterson, as a defendant.

According to the suit, Target “failed to inspect and observe the condition of the door or the stall of the restroom when they knew or should have known that said failure to inspect or observe and rectify said condition could cause injury to the plaintiff and other patrons of the restroom.”

Boien seeks more than $50,000 in damages, plus costs.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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