FELA suit filed against Watco over worker's heat injuries

David Yates Dec. 21, 2010, 3:17am

Alleging Watco companies should have known he was heat sensitive, Michael Hudson recently filed suit against the railroad company.

Husdson filed the lawsuit under the Federal Employer's Liability Act on Dec. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to his petition, on March 31 and April 5 he suffered heat injuries while engaged in railroad work for Watco in Port Neches.

The suit does not describe the injuries but does state that Waco should have known Hudson was susceptible to heat injuries and should have taken measures to protect him, which include training programs and protective gear.

Hudson alleges he has suffered permanent injuries to his brain, spine and nervous system because of the defendants' alleged negligence.

He is suing for past and future mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses.
Hudson is represented by the Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case number E188-974

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