HOUSTON – A Travis County seaman is seeking damages after part of his finger was amputated while unloading cargo.

James Curtis Moore filed a complaint on Sept. 21 in the Harris County District Court against Apache Boat Co. Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 7, he received personal injuries while in the course and scope of his employment with the defendant. He alleges he sustained severe and debilitating injuries, including a partial amputation of his right index finger, while assisting with a delivery of cargo. He alleges the defendant refused to expedite transport of him to a medical facility.

The plaintiff holds Apache Boat Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate safety equipment, failed to provide adequate medical treatment and failed to maintain the vessel.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court, attorney's fees, maintenance and cure and such other and further relief. He is represented by Ryan H. Zehl and Eric J. Allen of Zehl & Associates PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-62462

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