SAN FRANCISCO – A seaman claims he was injured because of the conditions on a ship.

Neptali Cuevas filed a complaint on Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and Does 1-10 alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 13, 2015, he sustained injuries to his face, head, shoulder and other injuries when his employer, the defendant, carelessly directed him to tie up the vessel using a line that was in poor condition. He also alleges that the defendants had aggravated his injuries by not authorizing surgery in a timely manner, which caused him to suffer permanent and severe physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, incurred/will incur various medical, surgical, psychological and therapeutic expenses, and lose wages, benefits and income.

The plaintiff holds Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide vessel and equipment that is safe and fit for their intended use, failed to implement safe working procedures, and interfered with plaintiff's due care and cure for his injuries,.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, general and punitive damages, medical expenses, maintenance and cure, costs of suit, interest and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Lyle C. Cavin Jr. of Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin Jr. in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-07051

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