Local man files suit over injuries that left him in coma

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 25, 2013

GALVESTON - Local resident Justin Thomas Haynes has filed suit in response to workplace injuries which reportedly rendered him comatose for almost three weeks. 

Recent court documents filed March 14 in Galveston County District Court target Cab Enterprises and Ray Caballero, one of its agents.

Haynes states that he fell on slippery steps while on the clock at the defendants' property on Sept. 3, 2011, adding he landed on his back.

The suit further shows the plaintiff slipped into a coma in which he remained for 19 days.

He was hospitalized for more than a month and had undergone brain surgery.
According to the original petition, Haynes suffered seizures that sent him to the emergency room on numerous occasions last year.

The suit asserts the complainant was not able to work since the injury, and his medical bills cost about half a million dollars.

Haynes claims the respondents' apparent failure to place weather stripping and mats brought forth the incident.

Attorney Anthony P. Griffin of A. Griffin Lawyers in Galveston is representing the complainant, and Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-403

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