GALVESTON — A Houston man is suing a shipping company, alleging he was injured on a sea vessel after an oil hose malfunctioned.
Jawaid B. Pardesi filed a complaint March 8 in Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against U.S. Shipping Corp., alleging negligence and unseaworthiness, as well as failure to maintain.
According to the filing, Pardesi was working as a tankerman for U.S. Shipping May 31, 2017, aboard the vessel the ATB Corpus Christi. The suit states Pardesi was injured while operating a crane when an oil hose burst. Pardesi says the hose struck him in the shoulder at a very high speed, causing debilitating injuries to the plaintiff
Pardesi seeks a jury trial, damages in excess of $1 million, reasonable medical expenses and court costs as well as all just relief. He is represented by attorney Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLC in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-cv-00097