Woman claims she was knocked out by doors, seeks $1M

Claiming she was knocked out by a grocery store door, a Calgary woman is seeking in excess of $1...

Claiming she was knocked out by a grocery store door, a Calgary woman is seeking in excess of $1 million in damages.

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

CALGARY - Claiming she was knocked out by a grocery store door, a Calgary woman is seeking in excess of $1 million in damages.

A statement of claim filed on behalf of Carol Rontynen states she was injured Jan. 14, 2012, while exiting a Shawville Blvd. S.W. Safeway store.

The document, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by QMI Agency, alleges Rontynen was leaving the store "when the doors struck (her) in the head on two occasions."

That caused multiple injuries to Rontynen and she required a CT scan at Rockyview hospital, it says.

"She was knocked to the floor and was rendered unconscious, thereby causing serious personal injuries," the claim states.

She suffered a closed head injury along with other wounds, including multiple contusions, abrasions and lacerations to the head and a spinal injury.

A statement of defence to the unproven allegations has not been filed.

The claim states Rontynen was out cold "for an undetermined period of time."

Rontynen continues to experience symptoms, including dizziness, ringing in the ears and sleep disruption along with pain and stiffness to her entire spine, it's alleged.

Among the damages sought is $300,000 for prospective loss of income and another $350,000 future cost of care.

The lawsuit also seeks damages for the province for past and future health-care services of an estimated $50,000.

It claims Safeway was negligent in not ensuring the doors were properly inspected and maintained and for "failing to ensure customers could enter and exit the ... premises in safety."

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