The survivors of a 61-year-old woman who was found dead in a Macy’s department store restroom in Vancouver, Canada has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the retail giant.
Family members of the deceased, Lydumila I. Tikhomirova, allege in their lawsuit that Macy’s was negligent in failing to inspect the women’s restroom before closing the store for the evening. Ms. Tikhomirova’s body was discovered by a Macy’s employee the following morning. An autopsy of Ms. Tikhomirova’s body revealed that she died of congestive heart failure.
According to the complaint filed this past December 18, “Defendants and defendants’ employees failed to check Macy’s bathroom before the store closed, thereby failing to discover Ms. Tikhomirova in a state of distress, and thereby preventing her from getting the treatment she required to prevent her death.”
Spokesperson for Macy’s, Kelley Tarzian, said that the corporation doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
The Plaintiffs are compiled of Valeriya Tikhomirova, the executor of the estate, as well as Lydumila’s six surviving children. They are seeking damages in an unspecified amount, though they include compensation of funeral expenses, attorneys’ fees, and emotional distress.
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