THOMASTON — A Rockland woman has filed a lawsuit against Lowe’s Home Centers, claiming she was injured while shopping at the store in Thomaston.

The lawsuit on behalf of Margaret Brown was initially to be filed in the Knox County court but Lowe’s filed a request Friday, Sept. 2 in the U.S. District Court in Portland to have the case heard in the federal court.

The lawsuit claims that on May 3, 2019 Brown was shopping at Lowe’s when she was struck by a large lift/loader machine called a Ballymore. Brown suffered injuries that will lead to lifetime pain and has resulted in the loss of earnings, the lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit claims employees were not trained properly in use of the machine and that the company, based in North Carolina, was negligent.

Damages will exceed $75,000, according to the lawsuit.

No hearing dates are scheduled.

Brown is represented by attorney Darby Urey of Rockland and Lowe’s is represented by attorney Brian Suslak of Manchester, N.H.