Plaintiff was standing on a stool, the stool collapsed, and plaintiff fell backward, suffering severe head injuries. She continues to suffer from headaches and dizziness. She has lost 3-1/2 months of work and has continuing disability. Plaintiff has recently developed more serious neurological complaints, nose bleeds, severe headaches, and feelings of pressure. The stool had been newly purchased at a local department store. The stool was defective and dangerous in that the legs were not securely anchored onto the base.