An August trial has been slated in litigation brought by seaman Carol Kennedy, who injured her back while moving a mattress.

Alleging she was not properly supervised, Kennedy filed suit against Transocean Deepwater and Aramark Corp. on June 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

On Nov. 28 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, slating the litigation for trial in August.

The order calls for the case to be mediated on or before July 15.

The lawsuit alleges that on April 13, 2012, Kennedy was employed by Aramark and was assigned to a vessel managed by the defendants when she injured her back while “moving heavy mattresses.”

The suit alleges the defendants negligently failed to supervise the crew and provide adequate safety equipment.

Kennedy is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Cory Itkin of Arnold & Itkin represents her.

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

Case No. A192-604

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