Arnold & Itkin Files Jones Act Lawsuit for Injured Seaman
Arnold & Itkin, LLP maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold and Caj Boatright filed a lawsuit today in Nueces County, Texas District Court against Genesis Marine, LLC, Genesis Energy, LLC and Genesis Energy, LP on behalf of their client, an injured Jones Act seamen. Their client was injured aboard a barge near Corpus Christi when a hydraulic tank unexpectedly fell due to being improperly stored. The tank fell causing the client's hand to be crushed. After being notified of the incident, the Defendants delayed treatment for nearly 12 hours. The delay had the effect of emergency treatment being unable to save part of his middle digit resulting in partial amputation. In addition to suffering serious injury as a result of this incident, his employer later terminated the client after failing a function exam due to his injury.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for past and future medical bills and lost wages, as well as maintenance and cure benefits under the Jones Act.