Woman stuck by needle gets huge payout from Target

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A South Carolina woman has won her multi-million dollar case against Target after being stuck by a needle in the store's parking lot.

According to court documents she parked and had gotten out of her vehicle when her daughter picked up a hypodermic needle. The woman swatted the needle out of her daughter's hand and when she did, the needle stuck her in her right palm. She reported the incident to an employee and was later tested for HIV and Hepatitis. She was negative for both diseases.

The woman has been awarded more than $4.6 million.

Target is currently considering post-trial motions and appeal options.

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