A South Carolina woman who got amputated at her leg after stepping on a rusty nail at Walmart in 2015 was awarded $10 million by a jury.
The jury award the huge sum of money to April Jones who sued Walmart after she was injured shopping in the main aisle at one of the company’s stores in Florence, S.C. in June 2015.
Based on court records, Jones had to undergo multiple surgeries and eventually have her leg amputated as a result of an infection caused by the rusty nail.
It was learned that Jones initially had to have her second toe on her right foot amputated before three more toes were then removed.
Due to infection doctors then had to amputate her leg above the knee.
The lawyers of the victim said Jones has been in a wheelchair for the last six years and has to rely on her adult children.
Jones is set to use the money to buy a prosthetic, make her home more wheelchair friendly and cover her medical expenses.
Moreover, before the jury decided to award the money to the victim they deliberated for 100 minutes.