This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Jefferson County District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Jun. 11, 2009, 4:38am


June 3

  • Elizabeth Mouton vs. Beaumont Home Health Care et al

    PA – Hart Green, J – Donald Floyd

    Elizabeth Mouton, attorney in fact of Vida M. Louis, states Louis was a homebound patient under the care of Beaumont Home Health Care from Nov. 26, 2007, through Feb. 20, 2009.

    During the course of her care, Louis suffered a hematoma, pain, swelling and contusion to her left arm and a facial contusion, Mouton claims.

    The suit alleges Louis's injuries were attributable to the negligent conduct of employees at Beaumont Home Health Care.

    Because of her injuries, Louis incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement, the complaint says.

    E184-210

    June 4

  • Juan Jose Garcia and Esther Garcia vs. Motiva Enterprises

    PA – Gregory Allen, J – Milton Shuffield

    Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Juan Jose Garcia and Esther Garcia filed a lawsuit June 4 in Jefferson County District Court against Motiva Enterprises.

    The couple claims Juan Garcia, who works as a carpenter for Austin Maintenance and Construction, was performing subcontract work at Motiva's refinery in Port Arthur on Dec. 3, when a transformer exploded eight feet away and permanently damaged his hearing.

    Because of the incident, Juan Garcia incurred medical costs, lost wages and his wage earning capacity, experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment and lost his enjoyment of life, according to the complaint. He also suffered emotional distress and nervous shock, the suit states.

    Esther Garcia says she suffered loss of consortium and loss of household services.

    According to the plaintiffs, Motiva failed to provide a safe work place, failed to properly inspect the transformer in question, failed to maintain the transformer, failed to maintain the integrity of a safe work place, failed to discover that a hazardous condition existed, failed to warn Jose Garcia that a dangerous condition existed and allowed a dangerous condition to exist.

    D184-214

  • Valerie Jackson vs. Wal-Mart Stores East Inc.

    PA – Antoine Freeman, J – Gary Sanderson

    Valerie Jackson says she was shopping at the Wal-Mart located at 8585 Memorial Blvd. in Port Arthur when she fell on a puddle of water that had formed under a leaking roof.

    Because of her fall, Jackson claims she incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and fear of a future disease.

    Wal-Mart negligently permitted the floor to become slippery with rainwater, failed to remove the water, failed to provide adequate lighting in the area of the water and failed to warn Jackson of the slippery floor, according to the complaint.

    B184-219

  • Laura Laday vs. Dr. John Arthur Trinh et al

    PA – Brian Sutton, J – Donald Floyd

    Laura Laday says she went to the Fannett Medical Center on May 23, 2007, for lower back pain, swelling of her feet and body aches.

    She was treated by Dr. John Arthur Trinh and Dr. Rogelio D. Mendoza, who prescribed Bactrim D.S., a sulfa drug, even though she had a "well documented" allergy to sulfa drugs.

    As a result, Laday claims she suffered a severe allergic reaction to the Bactrim and experienced severe physical impairment and disfigurement and a deterioration of her physical and mental condition.

    She also incurred medical expenses and suffered an impaired ability to earn money, the suit states.

    E184-233

    June 8

  • Sorin Rascol vs. Seabulk International

    PA – Harold Eisenman, J – Bob Wortham

    Sorin Rascol says he was working as a seaman aboard the Seabulk Pride for Seabulk International on Dec. 20, 2006, when his shoulder and body were injured as a result of defective equipment he was using.

    After he was injured, Rascol claims he asked to be taken ashore for medical attention but was denied at first and then delayed.

    Because of the incident, Rascol says he suffered physical pain, mental anguish, a loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, loss of life's pleasures, loss of physical capacity, disfigurement and loss of ability to perform household services and incurred medical costs.

    Seabulk International negligently failed to provide a safe work place, failed to provide prompt medical attention and operated an unseaworthy vessel, according to the complaint.

    A184-238

  • Nevah Price vs. Avis Rent A Car et al

    PA – Pat McGinnis, J – Milton Shuffield

    Nevah Price says she was stopped in traffic at a stop light at 8800 Ninth Ave. in Port Arthur when David Gomez struck a vehicle which caused a pile-up. At the time of the collision, Gomez was driving a car he rented from Avis Rent A Car.

    She claims Gomez negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and drove too fast for road conditions. Avis Rent A Car is liable because it should have known Gomez was a reckless driver, the complaint says.

    Because of the collision, Price incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, loss of household services and mental anguish, the complaint says.

    D184-241

  • Jonathan Johnson vs. Beaumont Independent School District et al

    PA -- John N. Mastin, J – Donald Floyd

    Jonathan Johnson is suing the Beaumont Independent School District and employee John Gautreaux, alleging he was seriously injured in a collision.

    Johnson says he was driving east in the 200 block of East Simmons Road when suddenly Gautreaux, who was driving west on the same road, veered into his lane and collided with Johnson.

    Gautreaux negligently failed to control his vehicle, failed to maintain a lookout, failed to turn to avoid a collision, drove without regard to the rights of others and failed to give Johnson one-half the roadway, Johnson claims.

    At the time of the collision, Gautreaux was working for Beaumont Independent School District, according to the complaint.

    Because of the accident, Johnson has incurred physical pain, physical impairment, medical costs, loss of enjoyment of life and lost earnings, the suit states.

    E184-242

  • Carolyn Denise Chandler vs. Total Site Inc. and Paul Edward Woods

    PA – James Lassiter, J – Milton Shuffield

    Carolyn Denise Chandler claims she was driving down 2800 FM 365 on July 25, 2007, when Paul Edward Woods, who was also driving on the same road, failed to control the speed of the truck he was driving and collided into the rear of Chandler's vehicle.

    At the time of the accident, Woods was driving for Total Site Inc.

    Because of the collision, Chandler suffered physical pain, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of earning capacity, loss of household services, loss of use and lost wages. Chandler says she also incurred a diminished value of her vehicle, costs of repair and medical expenses.

    D184-247

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