GALVESTON — A Texas woman is suing a Texas City emergency care provider, alleging negligence in causing the plaintiff to suffer injuries. 

Julie Gaines filed a lawsuit July 28 in Galveston County District Court against A*Med Ambulance Inc. alleging negligence in failing to provide a safe place to work.

According to the complaint, on April 4, Gaines, working as a paramedic, was ordered to assist with lifting a heavy person and, while completing the task, an equipment malfunction required additional heavy lifting. Due to poor planning, the suit says, Gaines sustained severe injuries to her legs, back, and other parts of her body, leading to physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, discomfort and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant created and failed to remedy a dangerous condition, failed to inspect and properly maintain its equipment and failed to supervise its employees.

Gaines seeks a trial by jury, monetary relief of more than $1 million, plus pre- and post-judgment, all court costs, attorney fees, exemplary damages and all relief to which she is justly entitled. She is represented by attorneys Kurt B. Arnold, Caj D. Boatright and Cesar Tavares of Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston.

Galveston County District Court Case number 16-CV-0874

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