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Entergy sued by mother whose child was shocked by live wires

By Holland Phillips | Oct 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS— Live wires on an Entergy telephone pole are blamed for injuries sustained by a young child and his father.

Latrice Guitroz, on behalf of her two children, and their father, William McGee III, filed suit against the City of New Orleans, Entergy Services Inc. and their insurer in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Aug. 14.

The plaintiffs claim that they experienced pain and suffering, loss of earnings and disability due to an incident in August 2012 when one of their children allegedly touched live wires improperly attached to a light pole. The suit claims that the father was shocked when he attempted to pull his son away from the wires.

The defendants are accused of failing to remedy the unsafe/hazardous condition, failing to warn civilians of the condition and failing to keep their premises safe for civilian by neglecting to properly train/supervise employees in methods of maintenance, repair and inspection to prevent the accident.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses and permanent disability.

The plaintiff is represented by Roderick Alvendia of the Law Office of Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2013-07664.

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