Seaman files Jones Act suit against Marquette

Kelly Holleran Feb. 26, 2010, 8:29am

A Louisiana man claims he suffered injuries while working as a seaman on board the Mary Kay.

Timothy J. Rogers filed a lawsuit Feb. 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Marquette Transportation Co. Gulf-Inland.

Rogers claims he sustained injuries to his back and body while working for Marquette on Jan. 3, but doesn't specify how his injuries occurred.

He does blame Marquette for negligence and unseaworthiness, saying the Mary Kay was not in a seaworthy condition while he worked on it.

Because of the incident, Rogers claims he incurred medical costs; endured physical pain and suffering; suffered mental anguish, physical impairment and physical disfigurement; and lost earnings.

He seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

R. Todd Elias of Gordon and Elias in Houston will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-080.

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