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Unseaworthy Vessel Injury

A tugboat crew member has filed an unseaworthiness lawsuit against his employer, claiming that his employer failed to provide a safe and seaworthy the vessel, causing his injuries.  The lawsuit was filed on 22 February in New Orleans against the worker’s employer, D & S Marine Services.

The seaman is alleging in the lawsuit that he suffered injuries while he was working as a tankerman on the boat.  According to the lawsuit, the injuries were the result of the employer’s negligence and the unseaworthiness of the vessel.  The lawsuit claims more than $2 million in damages in medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, physical pain, suffering, emotional and mental anguish and distress, disability, and court fees.

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