$3.2 Million Awarded to Ikea Shopper

A Fairfax County, Virginia jury has awarded $3.2 million to an Ikea shopper in Potomac Mills who had 350 pounds of countertops fall on her, crushing her pelvis and effectively ending her avid pursuits of hiking and biking around the world.

The lawsuit Plaintiff filed in Fairfax County alleged that the countertops were stacked upright on their short sides rather than their long eight-foot sides and were restrained only by an elastic bungee cord.

There are commonly lawsuits in these types of facility operations cases where heavy loads are not property stabilized.

You can find the Washington Post story here.