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Jones Act Case Filed for a Stroke Victim Aboard Vessel

The offshore injury and maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin filed a Jones Act case against Canyon Offshore and Helix Energy Solutions over the failure to provide proper medical care to one of its most loyal crew member: the ROV supervisor, who is from Florida.

Here’s the story:

The ROV Supervisor had worked for the companies since 2004.  He had a stroke while on a vessel, but the companies failed to provide him with proper medical attention, which left him permanently disabled. Though our client would much rather work to make a living, his injury has prevented him from ever returning to work again—robbing him of his livelihood and his beloved career.

The supervisors and owners of a rig have a legal and ethical obligation to provide timely medical care to the crew. Denying someone medical care in the event of a stroke isn’t just damaging—it’s potentially lethal. Arnold & Itkin looks forward to helping another injured Jones Act seaman get the compensation he deserves and the medical treatment he needs. 

Arnold & Itkin filed the case in Harris County, Texas. 

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