Chemical exposure suit slated for December trial

David Yates Jul. 14, 2013, 1:54pm

A suit alleging the plaintiff suffered chemical exposure while working at an area refinery has been slated for trial in December. 

Port Arthur resident Julia Gloston filed suit against Valero Energy and Total Safety U.S. on Oct. 31, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

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

On April 12, an amended discovery control plan order was entered in the suit, calling for the case to be mediated before Nov. 15 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 seeking damages 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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