NEW ORLEANS – A Jones Act crewman alleges that his employer’s ship was not properly maintained and led to his injury.
John Hasson filed a lawsuit on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Alliance Offshore LLC claiming the defendant was negligent and failed to maintain a safe seaworthy ship.
Hasson asserts that he was employed as a Jones Act seaman by the defendant to work aboard defendant’s vessel, the Alliance V (now known as the Memphis). On or about April 2, 2015, Hasson allegedly suffered injuries when he slipped on the first step of a stairs upon which he was descending. The fall allegedly caused severe and enduring injuries to Hasson, especially to his left shoulder. He alleges that the defendant was negligent when it failed to provide him with a reasonably safe place to work, failed to maintain the ship, allowed a dangerous slip/fall hazard to exist and other acts of negligence.
Hassan is asking the court to award him damages for the sum of $1 million plus interest for the injury he sustained, an award of $100,000 for maintenance and cure to which he believes he is entitled and award for punitive, exemplary, and compensatory damages as well as attorneys' fees and any other rewards deemed just by the court. He demands a jury trial and is represented by C. Arleen Braud, Michelle O. Gallagher and Steven D. Jackson from Braud & Gallagher in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02598-SSV-MBN