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Maritime Personal Injury- Negligence

9522319488_1966287f15_zDoyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Ariel of SW Florida LLC for negligence, unseaworthiness, and wrongful denial of maintenance and cure arising from a hand injury sustained upon the Defendant’s vessel that led to a serious bone infection.  At the time of the incident, Doyle LLP’s Client was working as a shrimp boat captain in the Gulf of Mexico.

Due to improperly maintained cables and other equipment, Doyle LLP’s Client sustained a deep cut on his thumb.  Due to inadequate medical care available aboard the vessel, the cut became infected and developed MRSA and osteomyelitis, a serious and painful bone infection requiring surgery. The suit alleges that Ariel of SW Florida was negligent in creating the condition that caused its client’s injuries, and that the vessel, Capt. G.C. II, was unseaworthy.  The suit also alleges that Doyle LLP’s Client has been wrongfully denied maintenance and cure and demands that these non-delegable payments commence immediately.

The suit seeks recovery of lost wages and medical expenses and compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and physical impairment, among other damages.

Doyle LLP frequently represents offshore maritime workers in cases involving negligence.  If you or someone you know has suffered an injury while working offshore on a platform, rig, or vessel, please contact us to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.