Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Ensco International Incorporated (“ENSCO”) for the wrongful denial of maintenance and cure arising from its failure to make payments after Doyle LLP’s Client contracted multiple sclerosis (“MS”) while onboard the vessel, the ENSCO-DS-5. At the time of the incident, Doyle LLP’s Client was working as a galley hand in the Gulf of Mexico.
The suit alleges that ENSCO failed to provide timely maintenance and cure payments to Doyle LLP’s Client, which is a non-delegable obligation of all maritime employers. Maintenance and cure payment are due to an employee crew member who is injured while onboard the vessel on a no-fault basis to pay for medical care and living expenses. The suit alleges that ENSCO knowingly avoided its obligations of payment to Doyle LLP’s Client.
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 the wrongful denial of maintenance and cure. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury while working offshore on a vessel, please contact us to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation.