The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as Kathy Harmon, claims she was shopping in the 2141 Calistoga Drive supermarket in February 2011 when her son, Daniel Harmon, grabbed a soda from a display.
The lawsuit describes Daniel Harmon as a "minor" but does not provide his age. The attorney for the Harmons, William Rock of Joliet, could not be immediately reached for comment.
After Daniel Harmon grabbed the soda, the lawsuit says, another soda fell from the display and hit him in the head and face.
Daniel Harmon was injured by the dropped drink, the lawsuit said, and he "experienced pain and suffering. He has incurred medical bills. He lost time from his usual occupation and duty and expects to experience the impact of these losses in the future."
All of that hardship is worth between $15,000 and $50,000, the lawsuit says.
The suit does not specify whether the beverage was in a bottle or a can, calling it only a "container of soda." It also does not say what brand or flavor of soda allegedly fell on Daniel Harmon.