NEW ORLEANS – A Sabine Parish seaman alleges his cardiac condition worsened because of a delay in receiving medical treatment.
Kerry Jones filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the
Diamond Offshore Co., Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., Diamond Offshore Drilling LTD
alleging a failure to provide a safe place to work.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in March 5, 2016, he was
working aboard defendants' Ocean Black Lion vessel when he began
experiencing chest discomfort/indigestion. He alleges that due to the
delay in transporting him to a hospital, he sustained injuries and
damages including the worsening of his cardiac condition. The plaintiff
holds Diamond Offshore Co., Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., Diamond
Offshore Drilling LTD, et al responsible because the defendants
allegedly failed to properly assess his physical condition and failed to
provide timely medical care.
The plaintiff requests a trial by
jury and seeks compensatory damages, maintenance, cure, penalties,
attorneys’ fees and punitive damages and any other equitable relief. He
is represented by Barton W. Bernard of Barton W. Bernard Law Firm in
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01976