Texas HCS sued after employee injured herself while moving table

David Yates Feb. 16, 2011, 5:00am

Texas HCS employee Darla Lynn Odom has filed suit against her employer, alleging the company negligently instructed her to move a table even after she expressed concerns that she might injure herself.

The suit was filed Feb. 14 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to her petition, Odom was employed as a Texas HCS supervisor when she "sustained bodily injuries while moving a table for" the company.

"Plaintiff expressed concerns about possible injury from moving the table, but was told to move the table anyway," the suit states, adding that Texas HCS negligently failed to coordinate the work so that it would be performed in a safe manner.

The suit does not state when the incident occurred or what type of injuries Odom allegedly sustained.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney John Werner of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn represents her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B189-364

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