Monday, April 2, 2012

Postcript: Reinstatement of Maintenance and Cure

   In my last post, I talked about helping an injured seaman whose maintenance and cure payments were cut off by his vessel and employer without cause.  This is an update.
   The United States District Court ordered that maintenance and cure be reinstated.  In doing so, the Judge recognized that injured seaman had the right to ask the Court to order reinstatement and that any doubts in the evidence should be resolved in favor of the seaman.

    Surprisingly, for reasons that I do not understand, the Court refused to order the vessel and employer to pay the lawyer fees necessary to respond to what should have been an unnecessary motion.  As a result, I am asking the Court to reconsider its ruling.

   This continues to show why injured seaman should hire lawyers to protect their rights.  See