Dexter Monroe vs. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc.
Dade County Case No.: 91-41617
Judge Norman Gerstein
JONES ACT: Seaman’s claim. Plaintiff injured his back while throwing a suitcase. Plaintiff claimed that he was not provided with proper training and supervision with regard to heavy repetitive lifting. Plaintiff also claimed that he was not provided with adequate assistance to do the job. DR. RAMON SANTANA, rehabilitative medicine, diagnosed a strained back but said the plaintiff was able to return to work. DR. HUBERT ROSOMOFF diagnosed a lumbosacral strain and myofascial syndrome. DR. GARY LUSTGARTEN, neurosurgeon, felt that the plaintiff had a permanent disability but could return to work. Medical bills were paid by the defendant. In addition, plaintiff received wages from the defendant while out or work. The case was settled prior to trial.
Settled before trial: $37,000.00