Carol Ostrow Mar. 4, 2015, 9:30am


A woman has sued a Galveston County helicopter transport company in the death of her husband.

Trinidad Bourgeois filed a lawsuit Feb. 19 in Galveston County District Court against Westwind Helicopters Inc., of Santa Fe, Texas, citing wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff’s husband, Rory R. Bourgeois, was killed June 11, 2014, when the defendant was transporting him by helicopter between two platforms on Eugene Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopter crashed and Bourgeois' body was found the next day in the water, still strapped to his seat in the aircraft, the suit states.

The complaint states the defendant is liable for the pilot’s alleged negligent acts, including failure to adequately maintain, service, inspect and safely operate the helicopter.

The plaintiff cites loss and damages, past and future mental anguish and loss of companionship and inheritance.

Trinidad Bourgeois seeks in excess of $1 million in compensation, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorneys Curtis W. Fitzgerald II and Thomas J. Henry of the Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry in Corpus Christi.

Galveston County District Court case number: 15-CV-0158

 

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