CHICAGO — A Texas woman was sitting in the Macy's shoe department at Water Tower Place last April when a faulty shoe rack toppled, knocking her out, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.
Tracey Albert of Cedar Hills claims that a Macy's salesperson was attempting to place shoes on the defective rack when it came crashing down on her head.
Albert suffered swelling of the brain, concussion, loss of consciousness, dizziness, nausea and "recurring intense" migraine headaches from the blow caused by a faulty shoe rack at Macy's, 835 N. Michigan Ave., the lawsuit states.
She was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and treated. But according to the suit, Albert's "life altering injuries" still cause her pain. She has incurred medical expenses and experienced "humiliation, anxiety, embarrassment" and lost wages, it said.
The personal injury lawsuit filed by attorney Yao O. Dinizulu seeks unspecified damages.
Macy's Inc. could not immediately be reached for comment.