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Offshore worker injured his back on a fixed platform. Insurer sent worker for an insurance evaluation whereby IME physician said that nothing was wrong with worker and terminated worker’s benefits and health care. Worker underwent emergency surgery and the Insurance Company’s physician was sued for medical malpractice because of misdiagnosis. This is a landmark Verdict and first case of its kind whereby an Independent Medical Examiner was sued by an injured Plaintiff because of alleged misdiagnosis that denied benefits and health care.
LANDMARK TRIAL VERDICT – Rig worker injured lower back lifting 135-pound mud pump cap. This was a Landmark Verdict which held that there will be Jones Act Negligence and Vessel Unseaworthiness if a Seaman is injured lifting 135-pounds or more without assistance. (Federal Trial Verdict)
Louisiana Offshore Oil and Maritime Accident Lawyer Joseph “Buzzy” Joy
An Attorney You Can Trust
Louisiana offshore oil and maritime accident lawyer Joseph “Buzzy” Joy attended Mississippi State University on a Southeastern Conference football scholarship and received another scholarship to attend Loyola Law School in New Orleans. During the summers, he worked as a technician on various fixed offshore oil platforms, vessels, and all types of rigs. He also worked as a deck hand aboard a 160-foot offshore supply boat. As a result, Mr. Joy has first-hand experience of the risks faced by offshore oil and gas workers. He also has a good understanding of why accidents happen and who is liable.
In 1980, Mr. Joy made maritime legal history in Louisiana in a back injury case when he proved that 135 pounds was too heavy for a seaman to handle without assistance. This was the first case of its kind where the singular theory of recovery for the injured worker was that 135 pounds was too heavy for a Jones act seaman to handle alone.
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Louisiana offshore oil rig accident attorney Joseph “Buzzy” Joy serves clients in all of Louisiana, including Lafayette, Lake Charles, Morgan City, Opelousas, Carencro, Crowley, Jennings, Welsh, Broussard, New Iberia, Patterson, Berwick, and Morgan City.