A seaman from Hidalgo County has filed a lawsuit against his employer after sustaining severe injuries while working on board a vessel. The injuries were sustained when Ismael Reyna was working on the Patty G.
According to his lawsuit, the movement of the vessel along the water caused Reyna to injure himself. He was handling lines at the time of the injury. He suffered general body and back injuries. He also suffered a serious ankle injury that later required surgery. According to the lawsuit, he suffered mental anguish, impairment and disfigurement. His lawsuit claims unspecified monetary damages, and seeks a jury trial.