An Exeter, N.H., woman is suing a Plaistow RV dealer after the showroom chair she was sitting in allegedly broke, causing her to fall down and rack up more than $120,000 in medical costs, reported the Union Leader, Manchester, N.H.
Kimberly J. Doucette was shopping at the Camp America II RV showroom in Kingston in August 2003 when a chair she was sitting in collapsed, according to papers filed in Rockingham County Superior Court this month.
The papers filed on behalf of Doucette claim she sustained strained wrists, bruised elbows, a shoulder rotator cuff tear and other injuries as a result of the incident. She has incurred more than $120,000 in medical costs, according to the papers.
Doucette’s suit alleges that the broken chair had come from an old camper that had required repairs in the past.
Dave Forestell, an owner of Camp America RV, said Doucette’s claim in 2003 was the only time the company “had an issue.”
The company’s Camp America II store in Kingston has since closed, Forestell said. Camp America still runs a store in Plaistow.
The newspaper was unable to reach Doucette’s lawyer.