Employee sues nursing home for injury, negligence

David Yates Oct. 17, 2007, 1:55pm

Helen Tuckerville has filed suit against Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation and Daybreak Venture, claiming the companies negligently injured her and then refused to pay her benefits.

Tuckerville's personal injury lawsuit was filed with the Jefferson County District Court on Oct. 16.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, on March 25, 2007, Tuckerville was injured while working in the course of employment for one or more of the defendants.

The suit does not say how Tuckerville was injured, or how the defendants were negligent. The suit only says the "defendants were negligent on occasion in question, which negligence was a proximate cause of bodily injury and damages to plaintiff�"

"One or more of the defendants had an accident benefit plan whereby�they should have paid certain benefits for time off work," the suit said. "Defendants failed to pay such benefits to plaintiff. Plaintiff therefore sues for such benefits."

The suit says Tuckerville first requested then demanded the benefits, to no avail.

Tuckerville is suing for her benefits, plus attorney fees, mental anguish and lost earnings.

She is requesting a trial by jury and is represented by attorney Curtis Leister of the Reaud, Morgan & Quinn law firm.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B180-527

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