A seaman has filed suit against his employer, alleging that after he suffered personal injuries while working aboard a ship, he was not immediately returned to the shore for medical attention.

According the suit filed by Sorin Rascol in Texas’ Jefferson County District Court on June 8, he was employed as a seaman aboard the Seabulk Pride for Seabulk International on December 20, 2006 when he suffered injuries to his shoulder and body because of defective equipment.

Rascol says that he requested to be taken ashore to seek medical treatment, but was denied at first and then delayed.

Rascol claims the incident caused him to experience physical pain, mental anguish, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, loss of life’s pleasures, lost physical capacity, disfigurement, and lost ability to perform household services and incurred medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Seabulk International for failure to provide a safe place to work, failure to provide prompt medical attention, and operation of a vessel that was not seaworthy.

Rascol seeks unspecified damages.
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