Michael Abella Aug. 25, 2016, 1:15pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Mississippi man is suing a Baton Rouge shipbuilding company, alleging its negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries.

Dwarf D. Cannon filed a lawsuit Aug. 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Huntington Ingalls Incorporated/Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., alleging violation of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 29,2015, Cannon became aware of a latent injury after being exposed to either loud noises or toxic fums while working aboard the defendant’s vessels. The suit says Cannon suffered permanent and disabling injuries to his mind and body that rendered him disabled, plus lost wages, medical expenses, extreme pain and mental anguish. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently exposed him to either loud noise and/or toxic fumes.

Cannon seeks trial by jury, judgment deemed reasonable, plus interest, all court costs and disbursements, and all appropriate relief. He is represented by attorney John M. Robin of Covington.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-13754

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