Man suing 7-Eleven after incident in Penticton store

Local man suing 7-Eleven

A man is suing 7-Eleven after allegedly suffering injuries in the Penticton store that he claims left him in significant pain.

Marcel Berube filed a lawsuit in Penticton on Jan. 19 which describes a July 2021 incident during which a tile in the ceiling fell in the 7-Eleven on Skaha Lake Road and hit him on the head.

The suit alleges Berube suffered neck and back injuries, a concussion, post-concussion issues and light sensitivity as a result of the incident.

"The injuries have caused and continue to cause the plaintiff pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of homemaking capacity, loss of income and loss of future earning capacity," reads the civil claim.

Berube further claims he continues to need medical treatment, and that his family has had to step in to perform household duties and other services for him in the months since the incident.

He is seeking an unspecified amount of money for damages including lost income in the past and future, medical care and payment for those who provided care and services to date.

According to the suit, 7-Eleven failed to "take any care, or in the alternative, any reasonable care, to ensure that [Berube] would be reasonably safe in using the store."

7-Eleven Canada Inc. has 21 days to respond to the claim after the date they are formally served.

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