Doyle Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Jones Act Seaman

On April 22, 2010, Doyle filed a lawsuit in Harris County district court against Kirby Inland Marine, LP on behalf of a tankerman injured in the Gulf of Mexico. Doyle’s client is a Jones Act seaman and the lawsuit is based on the well-settled law that Kirby Marine owed the seaman several duties which they failed to comply with. Notably, the injured Jones Act tankerman suffered a stroke but was denied appropriate medical care for many hours, in reckless disregard of the emergency situation of the offshore worker. The Defendant has compounded its decision to refuse to provide emergency medical care by also failing to meet the Jones Act requirement that the injured seaman be provided “maintenance and cure.” Doyle specializes in Jones Act and other Maritime cases and is proud to enforce this injured worker’s rights.