The Louisiana Record Apr. 14, 2016, 1:24pm


NEW ORLEANS — A seaman is suing a maritime company, alleging its breach of duty and negligence led to his suffering injuries.

Christopher L. Johnson Sr. filed a complaint March 30, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Chem Carriers LLC, alleging negligence in failing to provide a reasonably safe place to work.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 6, Johns suffered serious and painful injuries to his left shoulder, neck, back and other parts of his body while aboard a ship. The plaintiff alleges Chem Carriers failed to properly train and supervise him, failed to take any means or precautions for the safety of its employees, created and maintained an un-seaworthy vessel, and failed to to provide adequate equipment and adequate personnel for the job.

Johnson seeks a trial by jury, damages for past, present and future adequate maintenance benefits as health benefits to which he is entitled by law, plus penalties and additional damages if applicable. He is represented by attorney Timothy J. Young of The Young Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02573

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