Wife claims BNSF should have prevented husband's stroke

David Yates Oct. 19, 2011, 4:21am

A suit alleging BNSF Railway negligently failed to act on a worker's stroke symptoms was filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Acting as next of friend of William Jordan, Billie Jordan filed the suit against BNSF on Oct. 14.

Court records claim that on Nov. 9, 2010, William Jordan was working for BNSF when he began showing signs of an impending stroke. Despite reporting the signs to the Beaumont manager, no steps were taken to provide him with medical treatment, according to the suit.

"As a result, plaintiff ultimately suffered a stroke and BNSF's failure to get him prompt treatment caused plaintiff permanent and disabling injuries," the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendant of failing to train its employees to recognize stroke symptoms.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for her husband's lost wages and is also suing for loss of spousal consortium.

Houston attorney John Tavormina of Tavormina & Young represents her.

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

Case No. B191-205

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