PSB secured a multi-million verdict on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who contracted pneumonia while working on a a jackup rig in the Persian Gulf. PSB attorneys were able to prove that the seaman became ill after being exposed to contaminated potable water aboard the drilling rig. The jury unanimously found that Hercules Offshore Services, LLC willfully and wantonly failed to pay maintenance and cure and awarded $2 million in punitive damages.
Docket No. 2009-42367; George Tillman v. Hercules Offshore Services, LLC, et al.; In the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County Texas.