Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit in Harris County on behalf of a Mechanic who worked on a vessel owned, operated, and/or managed by Defendants Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., Diamond Offshore Drilling LLC, and Diamond Offshore General, LLC.
On or about March 21, 2021, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was working as a Mechanic aboard the Ocean Monarch, a vessel which was owned, operated, and/or managed by Defendants. At the time of his injuries, the Ocean Monarch was offshore near Myanmar. While the Ocean Monarch was deployed on navigable waters, and while our client was contributing to and aiding such vessel to accomplish its mission, our client sustained serious injuries. Specifically, our client’s colleague started the vessel’s engine while our client’s fingers were in the fan belt. Our client suffered a left-hand crushing injury with degloving of two of his fingers. As a result of his on-the-job injuries, our client’s fingers were chopped off and the underlying bone was exposed.
Our client immediately reported his injuries to the barge captain and safety officer. Our client expressed concerns about receiving treatment in Myanmar and sought to be evacuated. But to his surprise and disappointment, Defendants took our client to Yangon, Myanmar. Our client received treatment at Parami General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar. Our client again requested medical evacuation to a different location. But instead of evacuating him, Defendants transported our client to a hotel in Myanmar. Doyle Dennis LLP’s client received inadequate medical treatment from hospital personnel in his hotel room. Because of our client’s concerns regarding the inadequate treatment, he again requested to be evacuated.
Despite his serious condition, our client was not afforded surgical intervention until March 29, 2021. On March 29, 2021, he underwent a two-finger neurovascular island flap with removal of a small amount of burn on his fingers in the United Kingdom.
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