Missing step results in suit against three companies

David Yates Jan. 20, 2012, 11:19am

Alleging a missing bottom step caused him to stumble, Teddy Cloide has filed suit against three companies for injuries he received in the fall.

The suit was filed Jan. 17 in Jefferson County District Court and names Echo Maintenance, Fluor Daniel Services and Total Petrochemicals USA as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, on Feb. 2, 2010, Cloide, a Newtron employee, was working at Total's Jefferson County premises. He was injured while descended a set of metal stairs when his foot failed to land on the absent bottom step. As he fell forward, he struck a table, hitting his stomach and injuring his spine.

The suit asserts that the defendants maintained the premises in were negligent in not correcting the dangerous condition.

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

Beaumont attorney Curtis Leister of the Reaud, Morgan & Quinn law firm represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D191-673

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