Chemical exposure suit against Valero set for December trial

David Yates Apr. 19, 2012, 9:56am

Unless the parties reach a settlement, a personal injury suit against Valero has been slated for a December trial.

Port Arthur resident Julia Gloston filed suit against Valero Energy and Total Safety U.S. on Oct. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

Gloston alleges she was exposed to toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide.

On April 17, a discovery control plan order was entered in the suit, calling for the case to be mediated before Nov. 12 or face a December trial.

The suit alleges that on Aug. 13, 2010, Gloston was working for KT Maintenance when she was exposed to hydrogen sulfide.

However, the suit does not state how Gloston was exposed, what she was doing at the time, or how specifically the defendants are negligent for her alleged injury.

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

Beaumont attorney Paul Ferguson Jr. of Provost Umphrey represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-282

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