Plaintiff takes on additional counsel in case against ExxonMobil

David Yates Jun. 1, 2011, 7:57am

Plaintiff Christopher Waldon recently added additional counsel in a case alleging ExxonMobil failed to warn him to use "a higher standard of care when loading and unloading" pipes.

As previously reported, Waldon and his wife Nekia filed suit against ExxonMobil on
Aug. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

On March 9 plaintiff's attorney James Payne of Provost Umphrey filed a motion to enroll additional counsel.

That same day, Judge Donald Floyd, signed an order designating Ronnie Turner Jr. as a co-counselor for Waldon, court papers say.

Court records show that on Sept. 7, 2009, Waldon, a Jacobs Engineering employee, was working at the Beaumont ExxonMobil facility "when he was struck by pipes, resulting in severe injuries."

Waldon was loading and unloading pipes when the alleged injury occurred.

He claims ExxonMobil was negligent for "entrusting" the task "to unqualified and incompetent persons" and for not warning him to use a "higher standard of care," court papers say.

Waldon is suing for his alleged mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and lost wages.

His wife is also suing for her mental anguish and loss of consortium.

Case No. E187-497

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