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Sample Diving Law Cases

The following are examples of past legal cases handed by Delise & Hall Law firm for divers or their families. Please contact us for more information or with any questions

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVER KILLED DURING TRAINING TRAINING NEGLIGENCE – INAPPROPRIATE RESCUE

Delise and Hall represented the surviving wife and two children of JD, a 37 year old public safety diver (PSD) trainee who died during a class sanctioned by a major international diving certification organization. JD, a U.S. veteran and member of major metropolitan fire department, died during the 22nd dive of the training program.

COMMERCIAL DIVER DEATH DIVER’S UMBILICAL BECOMES ENTRAPPED IN PROPELLER OF DSV

Commercial diver, JC, age 31, died when his umbilical become entrapped in the propeller of the jack-up vessel as he was working in shallow waters off the coast of Louisiana.

COMMERCIAL DIVER DEATH DIVER KEEL-HAULED BELOW SUPERTANKER

Commercial diver, MS, age 28, was killed when he was pulled underneath a supertanker being cleaned off the coast of Galveston as he was attempting to return to the dive vessel following a helmet malfunction

COMMERCIAL DIVER HAND CRUSHED ON DIVE TO POSITION SEAMAR MATS

Bobby Delise and Alton Hall of Delise and Hall served as attorneys for “MD” a 39 year old commercial diver who sustained a severe crush injury to his arm when a nylon rigging strap broke underwater during dive off the coast Angola, Africa as he was attempting to reposition subsea mats.

COMMERCIAL DIVER DEATH UNDERWATER EXPLOSION WHILE BURNING

Bobby Delise and Alton Hall of the New Orleans based maritime law firm Delise and Hall were retained by the diver’s widow; at the time of her husband’s death in the summer of 2010 his widow was seven months pregnant. The widow retained Bobby Delise and Alton Hall to represent both her and her yet-to-be born son in their claim against the diving contractor and the owner of the DSV.

Commercial Diver Wins Settlement

Commercial diver injured in underwater explosion wins settlement Summary: An underwater explosion during a routine dive resulted in debilitating injuries to a commercial contract diver preventing him from pursuing a livelihood this way in the future. The lawsuit filed on his behalf against his employer was settled in light of the negligence of his employer to properly plan the dive. Case Details: A commercial saturation diver recently settled his lawsuit against his employer after an underwater explosion resulted in major injuries to the diver. Saturation divers are a highly skilled a…

Diver Wins After Air System Fails

Diving accident results in settlement after diver’s air system fails Summary: During a routine dive, a 39-year-old diver with nearly twenty years of diving experience came very close to dying after the air system failed to function properly. A lawsuit was filed on the diver’s behalf under the Jones Act for negligence on the part of the diver’s employer. The lawsuit was settled in the defendant’s favor for just over one million dollars. Case Details: During a routine dive, a 39-year-old diver with nearly twenty years of diving experience came very close to dying after the air system fa…

Settlement for Diver Incorrect Diagnoses

Incorrect diagnoses leads to $850,000 settlement for diver suffering from decompression illness and heart condition Summary: An incorrect medical diagnoses lead to an $850,000 settlement for a commercial diver suffering from decompression illness and a heart condition. If the condition had been properly diagnosed the diver may have been able to prevent further injury. However, because he continued to work at the direction of the employer he developed a heart condition along with neurological complications from the decompression illness prevent him from resuming his work as a diver. Case…

Case Summaries

PUBLIC SAFETY DIVER KILLED DURING TRAINING TRAINING NEGLIGENCE – INAPPROPRIATE RESCUE

Delise and Hall represented the surviving wife and two children of JD, a 37 year old public safety d…

COMMERCIAL DIVER DEATH DIVER’S UMBILICAL BECOMES ENTRAPPED IN PROPELLER OF DSV

Commercial diver, JC, age 31, died when his umbilical become entrapped in the propeller of the jack-…

COMMERCIAL DIVER DEATH DIVER KEEL-HAULED BELOW SUPERTANKER

Commercial diver, MS, age 28, was killed when he was pulled underneath a supertanker being cleaned o…

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