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91-year-old man falls out of wheelchair, family files wrongful death suit

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

Mark Sparks A senior citizen, who had a history of refusing to stay put, fell out of bed and died of low blood pressure three days after the episode.

Fire claims man's life, family sues

David Yates May 15, 2007, 11:00am

An Uvalde County family, acting as wrongful death beneficiaries for Leonardo Hernandez Flores, is suing the companies they claim are responsible for letting a fire get out of hand and consume the life of their benefactor.

Forklift driver "bumps" truck, injures driver

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A routine pick up for a truck driver left him permanently brain damaged when the forklift driver "bumped" into a side rail of the truck.

Man suffering a heart attack told to "get back to work"

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

A seaman serving aboard a tugboat informed his captain he was having a heart attack, but Anthony King was told "to go back to work." He is suing Frazier Inland Marine, Inc. for failing to provide him with necessary medical care.

Alleged poor workmanship lands contractor in court

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

Glen Morgan is alleging the construction company he hired to construct portions of his Beaumont residence breached its contract by performing poor workmanship on his home's roof.

Rusted 'new' car leads to suit against Mike Smith

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

"An elderly gentleman" says the "new" car Mike Smith Autoplex, Inc. sold him was damaged by floodwater. He claims the dealer knew the bottom of the car had been rusted out but fraudulently and deceptively sold the vehicle as if it were in flawless condition.

Rita lawsuit filed, this time by insurance company

David Yates May 14, 2007, 12:00pm

In stark contrast of the recent trend of Beaumont residents suing their home insurance provider for unpaid claims submitted after Hurricane Rita, Trinity Lloyds Insurance Co. is preemptively pursuing legal recourse against Lyndell Shults.

Child will require nursing care due to hospital error, suit says

David Yates May 10, 2007, 9:00am

A misdiagnosis and treatment of a minor at St. Elizabeth Christus Hospital has led the patient's parents to file a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and its subsidiaries.

Testimony continues in $3 million med-mal trial

David Yates May 10, 2007, 8:00am

The medical-malpractice trial, which began in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court May 3, is nearing its climax. The family of the belated Richard Bernard Salter allege the lack of action and incompetence of numerous Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital medical personnel ultimately led to his death.

Contractor says Sabine Pass school hasn't paid for renovations

David Yates May 10, 2007, 6:00am

Nearly two years after the renovation of the Sabine Pass Athletic Complex, ICI Construction claims that it still hasn't received full payment of the $1.8 million the school district owes for the gym's restoration.

Welcome mat created water hazard at store, plaintiff says

David Yates May 10, 2007, 6:00am

Patricia Harris has extracted the term "water hazard" from the realm of golf and applied it to dollar store welcome mats.

School bus fender bender leads to lawsuit

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

A fender-bender involving a Beaumont Independent School District bus has one boy's mother up in arms and ready to take on the school district.

No such thing as double jeopardy when it comes to tort law

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

Bryan Blevins There is no such thing as double jeopardy when it comes down to tort law. While he was alive, Carl Larkin sued a petrochemical plant and received a claim for his "non-malignant asbestos-related disease." Now deceased, his wife is suing on Larkin's behalf for a "different malignant asbestos-related disease."

Silsbee man cites FELA, sues railroad

David Yates May 9, 2007, 9:00am

Steve Young James Smart, a Silsbee resident, has filed a lawsuit with the Jefferson County District Court against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co., a Delaware based Company.

Beaumont man sues for injuries at Washington chemical plant

David Yates May 8, 2007, 12:00pm

A Beaumont resident injured while working at a chemical facility in Anacortes, WA has hired the Provost Umphrey Law Firm to extract compensation for his medical expenses.

Minor sexually assaulted by man donning phony scrubs

David Yates May 8, 2007, 12:00pm

A man donning phony scrubs, posing as a physician, slipped into a hospital room and sexually assaulted a female minor.

Welding machine tip over causes injury, suit filed

David Yates May 8, 2007, 11:00am

Terry Thomas is suing the Rental Service Corp. for improperly placing a welding machine on a trailer.

Man pinned by ruptured line doused with chemicals

David Yates May 8, 2007, 10:00am

Pinned between a scaffold and the flare line he was told to demolish, a Port Neches man had no choice but to swallow his circumstance and the hazardous chemicals that sprayed from the ruptured line.

Man says untied board on scaffold caused his fall

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

Clay Dugas A man who fell of a scaffold and injured his back is suing the company that invited him to its premise and the company who built the scaffold.

Homecare provider blamed for patient's fall down stairs

David Yates May 7, 2007, 10:00am

A tumble down a staircase has led Horace and Ernestine Moore to sue Southeast Texas Homecare, Inc.