NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana man alleges he injured his left shoulder while working because of the unseaworthiness of the ship.
Christien Therrien filed a complaint on June 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Juneau Sportfishing LLC alleging negligence and unseaworthiness.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 8, 2015, he was employed as a seaman aboard defendant's M/V Popeye when he sustained severe and disabling injuries when he slipped and fell onto his left shoulder.
The plaintiff holds Juneau Sportfishing LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a safe place to work and failed to properly man the vessel.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount to be determined at trial, plus interest, maintenance and cure benefits at a daily rate of $75 and all other relief which the law and 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-05662