NEW ORLEANS – A Virginia seaman has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers over allegations of asbestos exposure.
William A. Boggs III filed a complaint on May 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against AECOM Energy Construction Inc., Raymond-Dravo-Langenfleder, Dravo Corp., Conrad Capital Corp., et al. citing the Jones Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his employment with defendants as a welder, welder-diver and boat captain, he was exposed to asbestos fibers, which caused him to be diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer on March 2, 2015.
The plaintiff holds AECOM Energy Construction Inc., Raymond-Dravo-Langenfleder, Dravo Corp., Conrad Capital Corp., et al responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide clean and respirable air and necessary protection and failed to warn him that he was exposed to asbestos.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, jointly, severally and in solido, for an amount reasonable under the premises, costs of these proceedings and for all other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Stephen J. Austin of Stephen J. Austin LLC in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04781