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$9.6 Million Jones Act Verdict Upheld

On April 28, 2016, the Houston Court of Appeals for the 1st District denied Diamond Offshore Services’ request for a rehearing en banc, choosing to uphold the decision by a three-judge panel that had previously affirmed the verdict for a Doyle LLP client against Diamond Offshore Services in July 2015.

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Important Facts about the Jones Act

The maritime industry encompasses any business involved with the design, Doyle LLP Maritime Lawoperation, maintenance, or repair of sea vessels. Working in this industry can involve danger and risk, and employees who have experienced a work-related injury need to be aware of the Jones Act. This legislation protects the rights of maritime employees who have been injured due to work-related negligence.

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Gomez v. Memorial Herman Health System

$6.3 Million Verdict Obtained by Doyle LLP for Surgeon Defamed by Hospital

On March 29, 2017, a Harris County District Court Jury (Houston, Texas) found that Memorial Hermann Health System defamed and disparaged surgeon Dr. Miguel Gomez III.  The jury also found by clear and convincing evidence that through the defamation and disparagement, Memorial Hermann specifically intended to cause substantial injury or harm to Dr. Gomez.

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