June trial slated in suit claiming benefits wrongly denied

David Yates Jan. 9, 2013, 1:46pm

A summer trial has been slated in a suit brought by Ronald Beverly, who claims he was wrongly denied some benefits for his on-the-job injury because of a typographical error. 

As previously reported, Beverly filed suit against R3 Logistics and Special Insurance Services on April 23 in Jefferson Count District Court, seeking monetary damages for his mental anguish and medical expenses.

Court records show that on Oct. 24 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, slating the litigation for a trial in June 2013.

The order calls for the case to be mediated on or before May 13.

The lawsuit alleges that on Nov. 15, 2010, Beverly was working for R3 when he injured his back and knee. The suit does not state how he was injured.

R3’s insurance provider, SIS, accepted some liability payments for Beverly’s injuries and wrongfully denied other payments based on a doctor’s report that his injuries were not related to the fall.

The report was later corrected but SIS denied the claim for treatment based on an admitted typographical error, the suit states.

All benefits were terminated in September 2011, and since then Beverly has allegedly been unable to return to work, causing the electricity to his home to be shut off and his car repossessed.

The suit charges the defendants with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Beaumont attorney Hart Green of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell represents the plaintiff.

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

Case No. A192-354

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