The Louisiana Record Apr. 18, 2016, 12:32pm


NEW ORLEANS — A St. Charles Parish woman is suing the U.S. government, alleging a federal employee caused her injuries.

Chrisha Pool filed a lawsuit April 5, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the United States of America, alleging a government agency has denied her claim for benefits.

According to the complaint, on July 9, 2013, Pool was injured on U.S. Highway 61 when Robert William Fullerton II, an employee of the United States Postal Service, and acting in the course and scope of his duties, crashed into the plaintiff's vehicle. 

The suit says the accident caused her to suffer physical pain and impairment, mental anguish and personal injuries. The plaintiff alleges the U.S. is responsible because the defendant's employee failed to exercise ordinary care to operate a motor vehicle.

She says she has experienced past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life,

The plaintiff says the government turned down her claim Feb. 9.

Pool seeks a trial by jury, compensation for damages, costs for the suit, post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by attorneys D. Patrick Keating, Julie-Ann Duhe-Keating, Amanda Rizzo, Jason Giles and Brian King of The Keating Law Firm LLC in Metairie and New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02799

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