According to local news sources, Francisco Javier Oviedo-Ramirez was working at the Boral Brick plant in Marshall, Texas, in August of last year when his fellow employees noticed that he was showing dangerous signs of heat exhaustion. As his symptoms of disorientation, confusion, and lethargy continued, his co-workers let their managers know that the man was suffering a medical emergency. Soon, after no intervention, the man fell into a coma from heat stroke and was rushed to the hospital. He never woke up and died two weeks later.
Now, Maria Molina Oviedo is suing the brick company, Boral Industries Inc. and Boral Bricks Inc., for wrongful death, stating that his three children deserve compensation. In a lawsuit filed in Marshall County, court documents show that Oviedo believes that the company was negligent in protecting the man from heat stroke, in failing to provide a safe work environment, in failing to take proper action when he displayed symptoms of heat exhaustion, and in failing to take steps to assess his condition.
She is seeking damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish, court costs, and interest.
Your employer is legally responsible for your health and safety while on the job. If your loved one was killed in an on-the-job accident caused by negligence, you should speak with a Houston wrongful death attorney today.