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Monday, February 24, 2020

LARRY CURTIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY: Judge awards millions to injured Louisiana maritime worker

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

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Larry Curtis Personal Injury Attorney issued the following announcement on March 21.

A Louisiana court recently heard and adjudicated an interesting case involving maritime law and the Jones Act. It is of particular interest because, while the plaintiff was awarded a seven-figure settlement, his Jones Act portion of the claim was denied.

The case involved a 22-year-old Louisiana resident who was transferring a generator between a crew boat and a barge. He suffered both spinal and head injuries when the two vessels drifted apart during the transfer, causing the worker to fall into the water and be struck by the plummeting portable generator.

Last month, the judge presiding over the Eastern District of Louisiana Court heard arguments related to the boat captain's negligence during the equipment transfer. Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the incident, as well as needing 28 staples to close his head wound. He also may need future surgeries in addition to the May 2017 spinal fusion and "C4/5, C5/6 anterior cervical discectomy" he already endured to fix the damage.

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