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ARTICLE ID 195202

DEFENDANT’S Jones Act – Plaintiff steps in an unmarked and uncovered hole on vessels deck sustaining injury – Failure to maintain a seaworthy vessel – Herniated nucleus pulpous of lumbar spine – Surgery required - Severe right ankle sprain – Possible left shoulder rotator cuff tear

Harris County, TX

The plaintiff, in this Jones Act action, maintained that he suffered severe and permanent injuries when he stepped into an uncovered hole of the deck of the ship on which he was working. The defendant denied having any notice of the uncovered hole, and maintained that the condition was open and obvious, and should have been avoided by the plaintiff.

On June 15, ________, the male plaintiff ...

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