Michael Abella Sep. 9, 2016, 11:39am


NEW ORLEANS — A seaman is suing a vessel owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent th plaintiff's injuries.

Frederick O. Spaid II filed a lawsuit Aug. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Cheramie Marine LLC, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, on Jan. 21, Spaid experienced an accident aboard M/V Jan Marie, which resulted in serious painful injuries, causing him to suffer physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, loss of wages and fringe benefits and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to properly train and supervise its crew, failed to provide adequate equipment for the job and created and maintained an unseaworthy vessel.

Spaid seeks trial by jury, all damages, plus interest, present and future maintenance benefits, and all cure benefits to which he is entitled. He is represented by attorneys Timothy J. Young, Tammy D. Harris, Megan C. Misko and Daniel J. Poolson Jr of The Young Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14169

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