Dallas County resident Jo El Sullivan has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the Port Arthur H-E-B.

The suit was filed Feb. 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 3, 2011, Sullivan was injured while visiting the grocery store when he slipped in a puddle of water.

The suit does not state the nature of Sullivan's alleged injuries.

H-E-B is faulted for negligently failing to maintain its premises, according to the complaint.

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

Attorney Matthew Matheny of the Provost Umphrey law firm represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E192-035

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