Man alleges he was exposed to radioactive material on jobsite

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 13, 2016

GRETNA – A man claims that his work exposed him to radioactive materials that could have damaged his health.

George Almeida filed a suit against Chevron USA Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Shell Oil Co., Shell Offshore Inc., Swepi LP, Devon Energy Production Co. LP, Marathon Oil Co., BP Products North America Inc., BP America Production Co., Atlantic Richfield Co., Oxy USA Inc., Intracoastal Tubular Services Inc., Packard Pipe Terminals LLC and OFS Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 8.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was employed by AMF Tuboscope from 1978 to 1991, during which time he completed various tasks, including visiting and working at a number of pipe-cleaning facilities. While working at the facilities, the plaintiff alleges was caused to breathe in radioactive dust which was released in the cleaning process. The suit further states that the plaintiff was caused great physical damages, including an increased risk of cancer.

The defendants are liable for the plaintiff's damages due to their failure to properly test for radioactive properties, failure to warn the plaintiff of the dangers and overall negligence and failure to exercise reasonable care.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. He is represented by Jarrett Falcon, Jeremiah A. Sprague and Timothy J. Falcon of the Falcon Law Firm in Marrero. The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 761556

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