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Sylvana Sbaglia (photo), 54, was at Reading Cinemas in Epping, in the north of Melbourne, and stood in line for popcorn and a ticket when she slipped on Anzac Day 2017. Mrs. Sbaglia crashed to the ground and said she was in great pain

The woman who threw popcorn into the movie wins $ 410,000 after she accidentally needed a hip replacement

  • Sylvana Sbaglia, 54, went to the Reading Cinema counter in Melbourne
  • She slipped on popcorn left on the floor and fell to the floor in 2017
  • Mrs. Sbaglia needed a complete hip replacement and spent two weeks recovering
  • She took the cinemas to court and won after claiming they were negligent
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A woman who threw popcorn into the film won $ 410,000 after the accident needed a hip replacement.

Sylvana Sbaglia, 54, was at Reading Cinemas in Epping, in the north of Melbourne, and stood in line for popcorn and a ticket when she slipped on Anzac Day 2017.

Mrs. Sbaglia crashed to the ground and said she was in great pain.

She spent five days in the hospital and needed a full hip replacement before undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation treatment.

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Mrs. Sbaglia brought the cinema to County Court and won after claiming they had failed to get the popcorn off the floor and negligent.

Sylvana Sbaglia (photo), 54, was at Reading Cinemas in Epping, in the north of Melbourne, and stood in line for popcorn and a ticket when she slipped on Anzac Day 2017. Mrs. Sbaglia crashed to the ground and said she was in great pain

Sylvana Sbaglia (photo), 54, was at Reading Cinemas in Epping, in the north of Melbourne, and stood in line for popcorn and a ticket when she slipped on Anzac Day 2017. Mrs. Sbaglia crashed to the ground and said she was in great pain

Mrs. Sbaglia told me Herald Sun. the legal victory was a relief and brought her two years later.

& # 39; It was a long and stressful process. Because if you don't win, you have to pay a huge bill for the costs of the other side, which are astronomical, & Mrs. Sbaglia said.

She stated in court that she slipped when she walked to the counter.

& # 39; There was just no traction at all … So it's like you're just flying through the air, pretty much, you know, there was no grip at all. & # 39;

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Mrs. Sbaglia said that she was temporarily unable to work due to her injuries and that she could not perform activities such as gardening, walking the dog or playing tennis.

She spent five days in the hospital and needed a full hip replacement before undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation treatment (photo Reading Cinemas)

She spent five days in the hospital and needed a full hip replacement before undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation treatment (photo Reading Cinemas)

She spent five days in the hospital and needed a full hip replacement before undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation treatment (photo Reading Cinemas)

Lawyers representing Reading Cinemas told the court that the cinema had denied duty of care.

They argued that Mrs. Sbaglia & # 39; s fall was caused by or contributed to her negligence by not being careful and not walking around with slippery fabrics. & # 39;

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After three days of hearings, the judge who ruled the trial took the side of Mrs. Sbaglia.

The judge said that reading cinemas should provide an environment in which someone would not be injured by the state of the floor.

Mrs. Sbaglia received $ 410,000, including the costs for hip replacement, $ 230,000 for pain and suffering and compensation for lost income.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Reading Cinemas in Epping for comments.

Mrs. Sbaglia took the cinema to County Court and won after claiming they had failed to get the popcorn off the floor and were negligent (stock image)

Mrs. Sbaglia took the cinema to County Court and won after claiming they had failed to get the popcorn off the floor and were negligent (stock image)

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Mrs. Sbaglia took the cinema to County Court and won after claiming they had failed to get the popcorn off the floor and were negligent (stock image)

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