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Woman almost killed by shopping cart seeks $75 million in damages

Woman almost killed by shopping cart seeks $75 million in damages

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In 2012, Marion Hedges was nearly killed when a Target shopping cart was “hurled 79 feet from an East Harlem mall overpass,” The New York Post reports. Since then, the Upper West Side “philanthropist” is “a shadow of what she was,” suffering from incontinence, memory loss, and double vision, according to her lawyer.

Now Hedges is suing the East River Plaza mall and Planned Security Services for $75 million for herself, $6 million for her 19-year-old son who saw the incident and “still has nightmares,” and $2 million for her husband, to compensate him for the loss of the “companionship” of his wife, including their sex life.

Granted, we can’t many things crazier or scarier than a shopping cart being hurled at you from above, or at your mom, so sympathies all around. But $75 million is—no small chunk of change. Who knows? Maybe the jurors will in fact decide to award Hedges’ family a total of $83 million—but we kind of doubt it.

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