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Health care provider alleges employer's negligence led to injuries

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

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HOUSTON — A health care provider is suing her employer, alleging she was injured at work due to lack of support and training.

Debra A. Booker filed a complaint June 11 in Harris County District Court against Healthcare Temporaries Inc., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint on Dec. 14, 2017, was working for Healthcare Temporaries. Booker, the suit says, was giving a morbidly obese patient named Ruby Johnson a bed bath when the incident took place. 

Booker alleges she was injured her spine while trying to lift the massive patient, The plaintiff says she should have been given assistance with the task of bathing such a large patient but Healthcare Temporaries denied Booker any assistance and did not give her the proper training to complete the task without injuring herself.

The plaintiff alleges the injuries, which have caused physical pain and suffering and mental anguish, have prevented her from getting subsequent employment.

Booker seeks trial by jury, relief between $200,000 and $1 million, court costs, interest and other just relief. She is represented by attorney G. Erick Rosemond of Rosemond Law PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-40180

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