SAN FRANCISCO – A seaman alleges he was injured on the job and is seeking damages.
Philip D. Goudeau Jr. filed a complaint on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The United States of America alleging unseaworthiness and maritime negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 11, 2014, he sustained physical injuries on his left knee while he was performing his duties aboard the merchant vessel SLNC PAX. The plaintiff holds The United States of America responsible because the defendant, who chartered the vessel, allegedly failed to provide plaintiff adequate equipment to assist him in his work and provide a safe place to work.
The plaintiff seeks general damages in the amount of $100,000, special damages and lost wages, maintenance and cure, consequential damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Edward M. Bull III and Kurt Micklow of Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP in Alameda.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03791