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Memorial Hermann Health System alleges improperly installed backflow preventer caused water damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 28, 2017

Contract 07

HOUSTON – A hospital operator is seeking damages from two Houston companies after a backflow preventer failed and caused water damage.

Memorial Hermann Health System filed a complaint on Dec. 22, 2017, in the Harris County District Court against C.A. Walker Inc. and MLN Co. alleging breach of contract and negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in August 2015, defendants installed backflow preventers at plaintiff's Memorial Hermann Tower facility. The suit states on Jan. 17, 2016, a backflow preventer failed in a mechanical room and caused water to leak into the ceiling of a surgical equipment and supply storage room. The plaintiff alleges that because of the surgical nature of the equipment, it was damaged and cannot be salvaged. The plaintiff alleges the defendants' faulty work has caused it to incur more than $600,000 in costs.

The plaintiff holds C.A. Walker Inc. and MLN Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly improperly installed the backflow preventer device and failed to remediate the faulty installation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and all other lawful and equitable relief. It is represented by Greg Waller and Leah Beunik of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-85029

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Memorial Hermann Health SystemHarris County District CourtAndrews Kurth Kenyon - Houston Office