Medical affidavits filed in suit alleging crane dumped load on man’s hand

By David Yates | May 31, 2013

Plaintiff Craig Fregia’s medical affidavits have been filed in a personal injury suit against Diamond “B” Services. 

In June 2012, Fregia filed suit against Diamond “B” Services and one of its employee’s, William Wall, a crane operator who allegedly dumped a load on Fregia’s hand, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on May 17 a notice of filing affidavits was filed.

Some of the affidavits are as follows:

  • Medical and billing records affidavits of Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth;

  • Medical and billing records affidavits of Beaumont Bone & Joint Clinic;

  • And pharmacy records affidavit of Walgreens.

Court records further show that on Sept. 17, Diamond “B” Services filed a motion to transfer suit, stating that both parties are from Liberty County and that relocation to that county would make it more convenient for the parties and witnesses.

Fregia filed a response on Sept. 21, stating that it is uncontested that venue is proper in Jefferson County and that no witnesses will be inconvenienced.

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 12, 2012, Fregia was working at a Valero well site in Jefferson County when Wall, while in the course and scope of his employment, dumped a load on his hand, severely injuring two fingers.

Fregia was working underneath the crane at the time of the incident and Wall allegedly negligently failed to control the machine and lowered the load beyond accepted safety levels.

Diamond is accused of negligently failing to train and supervise Wall.

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

Fregia is represented by Daniel Horowitz III, attorney for the Houston law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Houston attorney Robert Ramey of Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito PC represents Diamond “B” Services.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-633

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