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Doyle Dennis Avery LLP Vs. TechnipFMC US Holdings LLC, FMC Technologies, Inc

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Doyle Dennis Avery LLP has filed a maritime law offshore injury case against TechnipFMC US Holdings LLC, FMC Technologies, Inc., FMC Technologies Offshore, LLC, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., Transocean Offshore Ventures Inc., Transocean Drilling (U.S.A.) Inc., Exxon Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation on behalf of a seaman who suffered a serious jaw and face injury.  The suit was filed in Harris County District Court, in Houston, Texas.

The suit alleges that TechnipFMC, Transocean, and Exxon, were negligent in their management and operation of their vessel, which is known as the drill ship Deepwater Champion.  As a result, on December 3, 2015, at the Exxon Diana drill site in the Gulf of Mexico, Doyle Dennis Avery LLP’s Client suffered a serious fall because of stairs that were not properly kept or maintained by TechnipFMC, Transocean, and Exxon.  Due to TechnipFMC, Transocean, and Exxon’s negligence, the stairs were directly positioned under the skate, which allowed water to drip directly onto the stairs making the stairs wet when the incident occurred.  The stairs involved in the incident were also negligently maintained since they were made of metal with grating, but had no type of nonskid surfacing.  In addition, the area where the incident occurred was negligently lit and left in a dark condition by TechnipFMC, Transocean, and Exxon.  In all, TechnipFMC, Transocean, and Exxon did not properly supervise or train the crew, failed to provide adequate equipment, and were generally negligent in vessel operations. As a result, Doyle Dennis Avery LLP’s client suffered a serious fall causing injuries to her jaw, 4 front top teeth, 4 bottom teeth, knee, nose, lips, and chin.  Doyle Dennis Avery LLP’s Client was left with cuts, scars, a hole in her lip (requiring stitches), 8 lost teeth (4 front top and 4 front bottom), gum loss (requiring gum grafts), and bone loss (requiring bone grafts), among other injuries.  At the time of the incident, Doyle Dennis Avery LLP’s Client was employed by the Defendants as an Installation Engineer to work offshore in their fleet of vessels.

Doyle Dennis Avery LLP filed the suit under the Jones Act and also alleged that the vessel was unseaworthy at the time of the incident.  Because of the Defendants’ negligence, Doyle Dennis Avery LLP is seeking monetary compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering caused by the incident.

Doyle Dennis Avery LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that focuses its practice on representing Jones Act seaman and offshore workers who are injured while working offshore.  If you or a family member have suffered an injury while working on a drill ship or other offshore vessel, contact our team for an evaluation of whether you are entitled to damages for your injuries.