NEW ORLEANS – A seaman alleges injuries caused by an unsafe work environment caused permanent nerve damage.

David Collins filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Cenac Marine Services LLC and ABC insurance company alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 22, he was working aboard Cenac's vessel, the M/V Loretta G Cenac, when he fell on the stairs of the vessel, causing him to sustain disabling injuries that resulted in permanent nerve damage. The plaintiff holds Cenac Marine Services LLC and ABC insurance company responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently allowed the existence of the dangerous condition and failed to provide adequate medical treatment in a timely manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks recover from defendants the sum of $3 million, plus maintenance and cure which he estimates to be in the sum of $100,000 and all other equitable and maritime relief available under the law. He is represented by C. Arlen Braud II, Michelle O. Gallagher and Steven D. Jackson of Braud & Gallagher LLC in Mandeville.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16627

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