NEW ORLEANS – A Lafayette seaman alleges he was injured when the vessel he was traveling on struck a submerged island.
Kenneth Noel filed a complaint on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
Inland Dredging Co. LLC and Hunter Marine Group LLC
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that on March 16, 2016, he was injured when the crew boat he was
riding on, defendants' M/V Miss Mona, struck a submerged island. He
alleges he sustained severe injuries to his lumbar and cervical discs,
bones, muscles and joints and will suffer medical expenses, loss of
earning capacity, pain and suffering and loss of household services.
plaintiff holds Inland Dredging Co. LLC and Hunter Marine Group LLC
responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to exercise
reasonable care in discovering and correcting any and all unsafe
conditions, and to provide prompt and adequate medical care, treatment,
maintenance and cure.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and
seeks compensation in an amount to be determined by the trier of fact,
interest, maintenance and cure benefits, attorney’s fees, costs and all
other relief as justice may provide. He is represented by Lawrence Blake
Jones and David C. Whitmore of Blake Jones Law Firm LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01989