NEW ORLEANS — A seaman is suing Crosby Tugs LLC, a vessel operator, citing alleged failure to provide medical assistance.

David J. Randle filed a complaint on Oct. 11, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Crosby Tugs LLC alleging that the vessel operator breached its duty to provide plaintiff with maintenance and cure benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Sept. 10, 2014, he suffered a stroke while working aboard defendant's M/V Delta Force. As a result, he is totally and permanently disabled and in need of constant custodial care. The plaintiff holds Crosby Tugs LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide properly trained medical technicians, proper medication and immediate and proper medical treatment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages to which he is entitled to recover, plus interest, all costs of this proceeding and for all other equitable relief. He is represented by 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-15429

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