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Maritime worker blames American Commercial Lines for injuries aboard ship

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016


EAST ST. LOUIS – A maritime worker is suing a shipping company, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered while working for the defendant.

Carlos Quillin filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in the East St. Louis Division of the Southern District of Illinois against American Commercial Lines, alleging negligence and, under General Maritime Law, unseaworthiness, maintenance, cure and wages.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 24, 2014, Quillin was working for the defendant aboard the M/V Harry Mack when he was required to perform a two-man operation by himself. As a result of the defendant's failure to provide a safe place to work, the suit said, the plaintiff was injured.

The plaintiff alleges pain and suffering, past and future, loss of earnings and earning capacity, medical expenses and mental anguish.

Quillin seeks damages, a trial by jury, attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorney Dennis M. O'Bryan of O'Bryan Baun Karamanian of Birmingham, Michigan.

East St. Louis Division of the Southern District of Illinois case number 16-cv-91

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