David Yates Nov. 26, 2012, 12:46pm

Brand Energy recently had a motion to substitute counsel granted in litigation brought by Beaumont local Patrick Tyler who sued for injuries he allegedly received when his leg went through a scaffold.

As previously reported, Tyler’s suit was filed Jan. 12 in Jefferson County District Court and also names Brand Energy Solutions, Brand Scaffold Services and Atlantic Scaffolding as defendants.

Court records show that on Oct. 4 Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, ordered that Houston attorney John Kilpatrick be allowed to withdraw and be replaced with Beaumont attorney Michael McGown of the Benckenstein, Norvell & Nathan law firm.

The lawsuit states that on June 4, 2010, Tyler, an Industrial Process Insulation employee, was working at a Port Arthur plant when his leg fell through a portion of an above ground scaffold surface, causing him serious personal injuries.

Tyler alleges the surface of the scaffold was not properly secured and that the defendants negligently failed to erect and maintain the scaffold.

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 Tommy Yeates of the Moore Landrey law firm represents him.

Case No. D191-643

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