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Hagerty v. L & L Marine Services, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
788 F.2d 315 (1986)
William Hagerty (plaintiff) was working as a Jones Act seaman when he was accidently soaked with toxic chemicals, including dripolene. Hagerty had studied dripolene and knew that it was a carcinogen. Immediately after the exposure, Hagerty felt physical effects including dizziness, leg cramps, and a persistent stinging sensation in his feet and fingers. Hagerty sought medical care and was told to undergo periodic cancer screenings. Hagerty sued his employer, L & L Marine Services, Inc. (defendant). L & L filed a motion for summary judgment, and the trial court granted the motion. The trial court ruled that no cause of action had accrued. Hagerty appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Reavley, J.)
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