Houston law firm files $1M suit against Lennar in Conroe home collapse

A Houston-based law firm has filed a lawsuit against Lennar Corp. seeking more than $1 million in damages for injuries to a construction worker when the Conroe home he was working in collapsed during a storm Tuesday.

Mo Aziz and attorney Jessie Ormand of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner along with attorney Hilda Sibrian of The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C., filed the lawsuit on behalf of Omar Jimenez Medina Thursday with the Harris County District Clerk’s office.

Medina was one of seven men injured when the two-story home collapsed in the Ladera Creek subdivision of Loop 336. Two other men, Angel Gumaro Huerta Pedraza, 35, and Brayan Rubì Lopez Aguilar, 21, were killed in the collapse.

The house is in the new section of the subdivision being built by Lennar Corp, with home prices listed from $292,990-$357,990.

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According to the lawsuit, Medina suffered severe lacerations to multiple parts of his body and a traumatic brain injury.

The suit claims Lennar officials failed to protect the workers, who were not sent home and were left to seek shelter in the half-constructed home they were building.

“Construction sites, similar to refineries and oil and gas production sites, should have a severe weather plan,” Aziz stated in a news release Friday. “Lennar Homes did nothing to protect these men, despite it being a well-known industry standard to have policies and procedures in place to prevent injuries or death during a severe weather event such as this.”

The company has not filed a response to the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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