Plaintiff's deposition sought in injury case against air conditioner company

David Yates Feb. 9, 2011, 6:57am

A notice of intent to depose the plaintiff has been filed in the personal injury case of Troy Lakey, an air conditioner installer who sued his employer after hurting his back.

Court records show Lakey, while working for Efficient Systems on July 18, 2007, as an A/C installer at a customer's residence, suffered a severe herniation of his lumbar spine, allegedly caused by lifting a very heavy air conditioning component.

As previously reported by the Southeast Texas Record, Lakey and his wife Robin filed their suit July 10, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

On Dec. 28 the couple's attorney, Chadwick Robinson of the Mostyn Law Firm, filed the notice, informing Efficient System's attorney, William Eggleston of Houston, that Lakey will take the deposition by means of written questions, court records show.

In his suit, Lakey alleges Efficient Systems negligently failed to provide him with enough equipment to lift the unit and failed to train him on how to carryout the task.

The Lakeys are seeking an unspecified judgment for past and future pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, physical impairment, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium and loss of household services.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. A184-480

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