Confidential Settlement Reached In Texas Oilfield Injury Lawsuit: Texas Oilfield Accident Lawsuit Settles Forty Days Before Trial

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – John David Hart of the Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth, Texas, Harold Eisenman of Harold Eisenman, P.C. in Houston, Texas and Wilbert J. Saucier, Jr. of Wilbert J. Saucier, Jr., Inc. in Pineville, Louisiana have settled an oilfield accident lawsuit on behalf of 29-year-old Michael Shelton.

On August 12, 2011, Michael Shelton was working as a roughneck involved in the rigging up process on an oil well site in Cuero, Texas. At the time, he was an employee of Big E Drilling Company, the company drilling the well for Petrohawk Energy Corporation, the operator of the lease. Defendant Fowler Transportation, Ltd. was the rig moving company involved in moving the rig.

Mr. Shelton was seriously injured when the roof of a mud tank was being positioned with a Kobelco CK 1000-II crane owned and operated by Fowler Transportation, Ltd.

The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Texas-Marshall Division on behalf of Michael Shelton against Fowler Transportation, Ltd.

“We were pleased to reach this confidential settlement for Michael Shelton,” said attorney John David Hart of the Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth, Texas. “Safety for workers in the oil field is paramount. Safety considerations must be the number one priority in crane operations and when you have workers from multiple companies working together on the same job.”

The Law Offices of John David Hart is a group of experienced and dedicated legal professionals working to protect the rights of people wronged by the acts of others. Across the country, the firm represents individuals in cases of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, dangerous drugs and medical products, automobile and truck accidents and oil and gas litigation. For more information, please contact John David Hart at 800.247.1623 or

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