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$3M med-mal suit ends in mistrial

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 8:00pm

The $3 million medical malpractice trial that has been tying up Judge Gary Sanderson's 6oth District Court for the last six weeks ended in a mistrial on Monday, June 4.

Nederland EDC wants funds back from business

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 1:00pm

The Nederland Economic Development Corp. will seek to recover $12,500 in incentive funds, which comes from tax payers' money, that it loaned to Shannon Landry, owner of the Jaguar Salon and Day Spa.

Third suit filed over Larkin's asbestos exposure

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 10:00am

Keith Hyde While he was alive, Carl Larkin sued a petrochemical plant and received a claim for his "non-malignant asbestos-related disease."

Suit says asbestos contributed to smoker's cancer

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Ian Cloud The heirs of Joe Coleman's estate are suing four corporations for conspiring to inflict him with an asbestos-related disease.

Injured workers says Chevron should have warned of crossing cyclists

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

A contracted worker for the Port Arthur Chevron refinery, Joel Hernandez was riding his bike when a plant truck allegedly ran a stop sign and struck him. He is suing the company for failing to post biking crossing signs.

Children claim asbestos exposure at Texaco caused father's death

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Keith Hyde The children of the late Warren Schroeder are suing their father's former employer, Texaco Inc., for negligently and maliciously exposing him to asbestos.

Widow claims asbestos killed her husband, sues former employer

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

Keith Hyde The family of Frederick Schultz mourned his death almost two years ago. They claim his former employer, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., exposed him to asbestos, which ultimately caused him to die of mesothelioma.

Woman loses toenails after pedicure, sues beauty shop

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 9:00am

There has been a rash of beauty horror-stories in the national media lately, informing the public of unseen dangers lurking in nail salons.

Incorrect diagnosis leads couple to sue hospital

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00am

Anthony and Coretta Alexander have brought a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the Medical Center of Southeast Texas and several of its physicians for failing to provide an ordinary standard of care.

Suit says 146 manufacturers conspired to distribute asbestos products

David Yates Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00am

Phillip Kanayan Dillon Parker Jr. is suing A.W. Chesterton, along with 145 other companies, for conspiring to mine, process, sell and distribute asbestos products, suppressing the information pertaining to the fiber's hazardous influence on human health, and purposely inflicting him with an asbestos disease.

Flanagan Shipping settles with the Port of Port Arthur for damages

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 3:00pm

The James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp. settled with the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County. The trial was set to begin Wednesday, June 6, in Judge Milton Shuffield's 136th District Court.

Man sues Motiva over "dangerous steps"

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 12:00pm

Glenn Parker IV, slipped and fell on what he claims were dangerous steps at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur.

Pool company dries up on contract

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 12:00pm

Nearly a year ago Kirk and Michelle Martin paid Bedrock Pools $58,000 to design and build them a first-class pool and porch area. To this date, the job remains unfinished.

$3M med-mal suit ends in mistrial

David Yates Jun. 5, 2007, 11:00am

This story will be updated with comments from the attorneys. More to come on setexasrecord.com.

Patient claims surgery increased back pain

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 5:00pm

Johannes Quelle has brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Robert Phelps, claiming the physician failed to perform the "normal procedure" on him.

Injured seaman sues under Jones Act

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Nearly two years ago, Damion Robertson injured himself by removing a ground clamp while at sea. Under the Jones Act, Robertson has decided to sue his former employer Horizon Offshore Inc.

Railroad worker cites FELA for injury on train

David Yates Jun. 4, 2007, 10:00am

Injuring himself while installing an end-of-train device for the BNSF Railway Co, Eldwin Garrett is citing the Federal Employers Liability Act and suing the company for negligence.

Jurors deliberate on $3 million med-mal trial judgement

David Yates Jun. 1, 2007, 6:00am

Testimony in a $3 million medical-malpractice trial, which began a month ago in Judge Gary Sanderson's 6oth District Court, rested Thursday, May 31.

Woman sues for auto collision

David Yates May 31, 2007, 10:00am

Pamela Paige Bigler is suing David Neal Guy for an auto collision that occurred on more than a year ago.

Unknown man driving stolen car hits woman, insurer won't pay

David Yates May 31, 2007, 9:00am

Christopher Kirchmer Almost two years ago, an unknown man driving a stolen Mustang ran a stop sign and struck Ethelene Jean-Louis, permanently injuring her. The car thief was never apprehended.