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Seaman Claims Employer's Negligence Responsible For His Back Injuries


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11/17/2008
Brent Adams
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A seaman from Monroe, Louisiana has filed a personal injury suit against his Delaware-based employer alleging that its negligence was responsible for his injury nearly a year ago.

 

George “Allen” Gordon has filed suit against Diamond Offshore Services Co. in the District Court of Galveston County, Texas for prolongation of injuries, pain and suffering, and additional expenses on August 25.


According to court documents, on or around October 28, 2007, Gordon sustained “severe and painful” back injuries while employed as a floorhand aboard the vessel Ocean Crusader for Diamond Offshore Services. The records claim negligence on the part of the defendants because the ship was not seaworthy, though the ship itself was not named as a defendant in any capacity by the suit.

 

According to Gordon, the incident caused him to sustain severe bodily injuries, mental anguish, and other medical issues. He also alleges that he has been rendered unable to make a living, which reportedly makes covering medical and pharmaceutical expenses even more difficult.

 

Gordon also claims that the defendant failed to assist him in any manner after the accident.



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