On March 12, 2012, Doyle Raizner filed a lawsuit against SKS Tankers on behalf of a man who was injured due to its negligence in operating its tanker Mersey. The man was fishing in Port Aransas, Texas, when the tanker operated by SKS was moving unsafely, causing a large wake which destroyed the dock on which he was fishing and caused him serious injuries.
On February 15, 2012, the Houston Press published an extended article about the ongoing litigation by U.S. and British servicemen against KBR for exposure to sodium dichromate (hexavalent chromium) during the Iraq War. Sodium dichromate, a known toxic and carcinogenic chemical, was spread throughout the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant worksite in Iraq. KBR hired the U.S. and British defense forces to provide security to the plant. At the time, KBR was aware of the dangers posed to the servicemen, but did not inform the military or the soldiers, or take precautions to protect them from exposure. As a result, many of the soldiers are now suffering the health consequences of KBR’s actions.
Litigation in the matter is currently ongoing in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas and the District of Oregon.
After almost four weeks of trial, closing arguments in Jamie Leigh Jones’ case in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas took place on July 7, 2011. Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee, brought allegations against KBR that she was assaulted and raped by co-workers while working in Iraq. Jones has also alleged that, upon reporting the incident, she was detained by KBR security and refused access to food, water, and communication until the intervention of U.S. Representative Ted Poe (R-TX).
Following each side’s closing arguments, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison entrusted the case to the jury to begin deliberations.
Doyle Raizner LLP represents persons injured by the negligence and/or wrongdoing of military contractors. The firm is currently engaged in litigation against KBR on behalf of members of the US National Guard and the British Royal Air Force.
On January 31, 2011, Doyle Raizner filed suit on behalf of three car passengers injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler/tractor-trailer near Dayton, Texas, in Liberty County. The suit alleges that the driver of the 18-wheeler was operating the vehicle in a negligennt manner, resulting in a violent collision with the vehible occupied by Doyle Raizner’s clients. The three passengers were seriously injured and had to be rescued from their vehicle with the jaws of life.
Doyle Raizner is proud to support our injured clients in their struggle to recover from this terrible auto collision.
The accident was written up in the local media here.