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Arnold & Itkin sue TPC Group, suit claims client experiencing PTSD from explosion


By David Yates | Jan 22, 2020


BEAUMONT – The Arnold & Itkin law firm are representing a man claiming to suffer from PTSD over the TPC plant explosion that occurred late last year.

Seeking more than $1 million damages, Johnny Reed filed suit against the TPC Group on Jan. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Reed claims that he was seriously injured on Nov. 27 when the explosion occurred at the TPC chemical plant in Port Neches.

“As a result of the explosion, plaintiff sustained injuries to his head, neck, back, knee and other parts of his body,” the suit states. “Plaintiff also has suffered and continues to suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, acute stress, nightmares and other mental issues as a result of the explosion.”

The suit does not state whether Reed worked at or near the plant at the time of the explosion.

He is accusing TPC of gross negligence and seeks an award of punitive damages.

Houston attorney Jason Itkin represents him.

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

Case No. E-205094

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