Our client was shopping at Home Depot. As she was pushing her cart containing purchases and her two-year-old child, it struck a raised manhole cover which was obscured by water. The water came from a hose used to water outside plants located in the parking lot just adjacent to the manhole cover. The plaintiff fell, striking her knee, as she tried to catch her daughter who was falling from the cart. She sustained chondromalacia of the knee which required arthroscopic surgery. Our client’s physician testified that she would need future surgery. The defendant presented three witnesses at trial who testified that the manhole cover was not covered by water and that, in any event, water from the hose would not extend to the manhole area. In addition, they retained a physician who testified at trial that our client’s injuries were unrelated to the accident and did not require any future care. The case was tried and resulted in a verdict in the amount of $1 million.