Bartel, Alcoa Steamship, Jones Act, Asbestos & Lung Cancer

OFFSHORE OIL RIG PLATFORMBartel, Alcoa Steamship, Jones Act, Asbestos & Lung Cancer: A recent case in the United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana ruled on a motion on to remand.

The Bartel, Alcoa Steamship, Jones Act, Asbestos & Lung Cancer case documents what many workers on a vessel, offshore, oil rig, oil platform, roustabouts and seaman may face today – an offshore injury or oil rig accident suffered while working on a ship or vessel, oil rig, oil platform or offshore that may be a potential admiralty injury, Jones act injury, maritime injury or asbestos lung cancer case.

To find out more on the case, see Case No. 14-339-JJB-RLB – October 2, 2014.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • Plaintiff alleges that between the years 1946 and 1963, Decedent was employed by the following Defendants: Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc.; Crowley Marine Services, Inc., as successor by merger to Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., f/k/a Mississippi Shipping Co.; Delta Steamship Lines, Inc.; Mississippi Shipping Company; and Waterman Steamship Corporation (Defendants).
  • Plaintiff alleges that Decedent contracted and died of lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure while working on vessels owned or operated by Defendants.


Have you been injured in an offshore accident? If you have been injured while working as longshoremen, roughneck, roustabout, cruise ship employee, etc., the laws that govern the areas of navigation, shipping, and overseas injuries, known as maritime and admiralty laws, may protect you.

Individuals suffering a Maritime, Admiralty, Jones Act type personal injury (offshore injury, oil rig injury, oil rig accident or injured offshore) may be entitled to compensation in the form of maintenance payments, lost wages, monies for medical treatment and other damages. These are some of the jobs that may fall under maritime, Jones act or admiralty law:

  • Merchant Marine
  • Longshoremen
  • Cruise Ships
  • Ship Construction
  • River Boats
  • Tug Boats
  • Fish Processing
  • Commercial Underwater Divers
  • Oil Platform
  • Rig Workers
  • Roughnecks
  • Roustabout
  • Casino Boats

For more on admiralty, Jones act and admiralty injury cases, please follow this link.

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If you have been injured while out at sea on a boat or vessel, working on an oil rig platform and are considered a seaman, and need an admiralty lawyer, Jones act lawyer or maritime lawyer to help you file an admiralty lawsuit, Jones act lawsuit or maritime lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.