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Baby receives fatal burns from ‘overheated’ water, parents blame apartment complex


By David Yates | Sep 3, 2019


BEAUMONT – A lawsuit has been filed over the death of a 16-month old child.

Seeking at least $1 million in damages, Monique Taylor and Malcolm Lewis filed suit against Bell Property Management and Louis Manor Apartments on Aug. 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 29, 2018, the plaintiffs’ minor child “received fatal burns due to overheated water flowing from the apartment’s hot water heated.”

“As a result of her injuries, their daughter died at the age of 16 months,” the suit states, adding that the defendants negligently failed to ensure the water heater was set at a safe temperature.

The plaintiffs are seeking wrongful death damages, including damages for their mental anguish and pecuniary loss.

They are also accusing the defendants of malic and gross negligence.

Attorney Adam Terrell of Weller Green Toups & Terrell represents them.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E-204274

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