While walking through electronics, I slipped and fell on a slippery substance encircling a DVD display. There were no signs and the substance wasn't in a puddle and was complete invisible from my perspective. Only from a distance could you see the sheen. My son took pictures and you can barely see it when standing next to it. A manager took my report and sent a custodian to clean it. He said it was some kind of oil and described it as being very slippery. He cleaned it with a mop twice, but when the manager checked, it was still on the floor. He finally had to use a cleaner designed to clean oil to remove it, which took 3 attempts. I now have a severely herniated disc at "T12-L1", stretched tendons and ligaments in my right shoulder, and damaged a pre-existing umbilical hernia.This happened on September of 2012. I saw two doctors and had 2 MRI's, which showed the damage I mentioned. I obtained and later fired an attorney. On several occasions, I asked him to get the security tapes. He told me it would be "An act of God" to do so. He never contacted the store to speak with the manager or custodian or to attempt to get the security tapes. He said unless I knew where the substance came from I had no case, but he "might" be able to get my doctor bills covered, which are over $10,000. He said because my MRI showed some degenerative conditions as well that I have no claim for the herniated disc. My doctors wrote me out of work for over 5 months. Since then I have re-injured when I tried to go back to work. I have lived in the same home for 4 1/2 years and never was late on my rent. I am now being evicted because I have not been able to pay my rent since being injured. On top of this, I am a single parent with a special needs child.
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