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Towing vessel crewman alleges that his employer is responsible for his injuries

By Hoang Tran | Feb 23, 2016


NEW ORLEANS – A seaman claims that his employer’s negligence led to his injuries while on the job.

Anthony L. George filed a lawsuit Feb. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of Louisiana against Marquette Transportation Co. Gulf-Inland LLC and Marquette Transportation Co. LLC, alleging damages under the Jones Act.

George asserts that he was employed by defendant as a seaman, lead man and relief mate on a towing vessel owned by defendants when, on or about June 6, 2015, he allegedly suffered severe, painful and disabling injuries. George claims he was injured when he stepped from an empty barge onto the fleet deck. His right foot allegedly became caught in material that had been left on the fleet deck and he twisted it and fell. He asserts that his right foot, right ankle, hip, back and other parts of his body sustained injury due to the negligent of defendants. He also insists that he suffered past and future physical duress, scarring, mental pain, disability, loss of wages and wage-earning capacity, and that the defendant allegedly and unlawfully denied him reasonable medical treatment and his maintenance entitlement of $40 a day.

George is now suing for past and future maintenance and cure, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, cost of the suit, interests, and any additional general and equitable relief deemed just. He is represented by Paul M. Sterbcow and Beth E. Abramson of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow, & Abramson in New Orleans and Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP in Houston

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-01286-MLCF-JCW

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Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer and Harris LLPMarquette Transportation Co. LLCLewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson