Cabahug v. Text Shipping Co.

Summary

Cabahug v. Text Shipping Co., 760 So.2d 1243 (1st Circuit) , LA ,   2000,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Jaw fracture, facial fracture, teeth fractured, vertebrae fracture, sternum fracture, fractured rib.

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

decreased

Damages

General Damages :

$700,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$700,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, foreign male, fell into Mississippi River form a ladder attached to a sea vessel while it was undergoing loading operations. Plaintiff brought suit as a result of the injuries he suffered from his fall.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff awarded damages for losing full motion of his jaw, becoming permanently disfigured, and the necessity of dental replacements for the entirety of his life as a result of his fall, encompassing future pain and suffering, past and future enjoyment of life, and his permanent scarring and disfigurement. Court held that the sea vessel was unseaworthy and that defendants were negligent and responsible for plaintiff's injuries.