NEW ORLEANS – A commercial diver alleges he was injured while he was conducting a commercial diving operation in the Gulf of Mexico.

Braxton Thorngate filed a complaint on April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Legacy Offshore LLC alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 1, he was a crew member aboard defendant's DSV Sun River. As the vessel was conducting a commercial diving operation, he alleges he sustained hyperbaric injury during a dive. As a result, the suit states the plaintiff suffered muscle, tissue, bone and central nervous system damage, emotional trauma and permanent impairment. The plaintiff holds Legacy Offshore LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to implement an overall plan to complete the tasks in a safe and non-hazardous manner and failed to provide appropriate medical care and treatment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount as may be proper in the premises, costs and disbursements in this action and for all general and equitable relief. He is represented by Bobby J. Delise of Delise & Hall in New Orleans and Alton J. Hall Jr. of Delise & Hall in Covington.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-03002

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