NEW ORLEANS – A former chief engineer for Odyssea Marine Inc. is suing the company for alleged negligence that caused him to fall and injure himself aboard the vessel Count.
Jason Shanahan filed a lawsuit on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Odyssea Marine Inc., citing negligence.
At all times relevant to the case, Shanahan was employed aboard the defendant’s vessel, the Count, as a chief engineer. On May 6, 2015, the plaintiff claims he slipped and fell on hydraulic fluid on the vessel’s deck, causing disabling injuries to his back, hip, knee and other parts of his body.
The plaintiff avers that he is entitled to $77.73 in medical expenses per day as a result of the alleged negligence. He states that the defendant has failed to investigate the claim or authorize payment for the treatment.
Shanahan seeks compensatory damages, attorney’s fees, costs and interest. He is represented by Paul M. Sterbcow and Beth E. Abramson of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02231-SSV-DEK