- The family of a hydraulic repairman received a call they never imagined. The repairman was troubleshooting equipment at a drilling rig near Laredo. The hydraulic system hadn’t been depressurized and was operating at 1,500 pounds of pressure per square inch. The equipment burst and parts and tools suddenly slammed into the repairman’s face and neck. The repairman’s heart stopped shortly after arriving at the hospital and died. The repairman, a retired Marine, left behind a young daughter. Her mother (the repairman’s ex-wife) chose to hire HMH to represent her daughter and fight for what had been taken from her. The case settled shortly before trial.