Back injury leads to suit against M&I Electric

David Yates Aug. 6, 2007, 6:34am

Paul Pruitt claims while working for M&I Electric Industries Inc. he suffered a permanent injury to his back.

Blaming his injury on the company's alleged negligence, Pruitt filed a personal injury lawsuit against M&I with the Jefferson County District Court on Aug. 3.

M&I has been a supplier of electrical products and services since 1946, the company's Web site said. "Serving many types of heavy industries and organizations, M&I is uniquely capable of meeting a wide range of customer requirements. Competent engineering personnel and trained craftsmen offer manufacturing, construction, and service of for all types of systems."

According to the plaintiff's original petition, because M&I failed to provide a "safe workplace," Pruitt suffered a "permanent back injury" on Nov. 9, 2005, which will cause him to "suffer for the rest of his life."

"His injuries are of such a nature that he has been forced to receive medical treatment in the past and will also have to have medical treatment in the future, including surgery and hospitalization," the suit said, adding that he has also suffered lost wages.

Pruitt is suing for more than $50,000 in damages, and is represented by Port Neches attorney H.P. Wright.

Established in 1954, the law firm of Wright & Pitre has been serving the people of Eastern Texas for over 50 years, the firm's Web site said. "The practice specializes in the areas of General Civil Practice, Trials, Probate and Personal Injury. Located in Port Neches, Texas, the firm extends service to the counties of Hardin and Orange. The firm is committed to provide quality legal representation, our practice reflects high standards, diligence, experience and integrity."

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th Judicial District, will preside over the case.

Case No. D179-755

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