Jones Act Case
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed a Jones Act case against Blessey Marine Services Inc. on behalf of a crew member who suffered a serious breathing injury after working on a benzene barge. The suit was filed in District Court in Houston, Texas and will be decided by a jury of Harris County citizens.
The suit alleges violations of the Jones Act through the negligence of Blessey Marine Services Inc. and its vessel, the M/V Neal J. Due to Blessey Marine Service Inc.’s failure to provide training and equipment to prevent inhalation injuries, Doyle LLP’s Client alleges that he suffered a serious lung injury from the inhalation of benzene. The unprotected exposure to benzene without respirators or breathing protection resulted in a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on or about April 13, 2017. Throughout Doyle LLP’s Client’s employment with Blessey Marine Services Inc. he was assigned to work in conditions in which he inhaled harmful fumes, including but not limited to benzene. Due to the negligent acts of the Blessey Marine, he has suffered loss of lung capacity and breathing/lung problems. The suit alleges that Blessey Marine did not properly supervise or train the crew and/or failed to provide adequate equipment, including with respiratory protection, and was generally negligently operating the vessel causing Mr. Roberson to injure his lungs.
The suit alleges was brought under the Jones Act, which is a statute that protects vessel crewmembers who are more or less permanently assigned to the vessels and/or fleet of vessels of their employer. In the suit, Doyle LLP will seek medical treatment and lost wages caused to its client by the serious lung injury.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has a group of attorneys who have spent years representing crewmembers, seamen, and maritime workers in offshore injury cases. If you suffered an injury while working on a vessel in a ship channel, river, or other body of water, our team can determine whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.