In my view Walmart has culpability.
Nonsense. Don’t be silly.
BS. People have to take responsibility for their own safety. And, if anyone has culpability, it is the insane enviro-whackos who insisted the plastic bags were killing the environment, never decomposed in landfills, that caused plastic bag makers to make their damn bags so flimsy that they can’t hold more than a couple of items.
There are so many other factors at play here. A grown woman should have known to ask for another bag or a double bag; presumably she has been shopping all her married life.
Did she smoke or drink? Was her diet healthy? If her habits were unhealthy, her immune system was too weak due to her own choices to resist an infection.
Right, no personal responsibility, she has no need to think that maybe it is too much for one bag? She has no need to think for herself? How sad that some people always deny personal responsibility. I wonder how long she and her bereaved husband delayed proper treatment for her injury before the infection set in, useful information not included in the story. But then it doesn’t matter blame the big corporation they have deep pockets.
I’d have to seriously consider that position as well. If a Wal-Mart employee put the items in the bag, and the bag was a WalMart bag, one could well argue that a customer could assume Walmart would know best what weight their own bags could handle.
So if the bag Walmart gave broke, and caused the injury, they could be held liable.