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85 Tul. L. Rev. 1075 (2010-2011)
The Deepwater Horizon Rig Disaster Issues of Personal Injury and Death

handle is hein.journals/tulr85 and id is 1083 raw text is: The Deepwater Horizon Rig Disaster:
Issues of Personal Injury and Death
John W deGravelles*
J. Neale deGravellest
I.   INTRODUCTION.          ............................    ......1075
II.  FACTS...................................             ......1076
III. JURISDICTION         ............................   ...... 1078
IV   APPLICABLE LAW     ...................         ............... 1081
A.   Status of the Workers   ............................1081
B.   Seaman Status....        ............       ...... 1082
C    Seamen & Rights andRemedies-Injuy........................ 1084
D    Seamen 1& Surviors 'Rights andRemedies-Death....... 1085
E.   LHWCA Maitizme Workers-Coveage .....            .....1087
E    Injured LHWCA Maitime Workers-TortRghts
andRemedies      ...................            ........1087
G.   Death ofLHWCA Maritime Workers-Remedies........1090
H    Other Workers-Injury and Death         .............. 1090
L    PRitive Damages.        .......................... 1090
V    DISCUSSION.         .............................      .......1098
I.   INTRODUCTION
On April 20, 2010, the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU)
Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico.
Eleven (11) workers were killed and seventeen (17) were injured.
Three days later the rig sank, and millions of gallons of oil escaped
into the Gulf of Mexico until the well was finally capped on July 15,
2010.
© 2011 John W deGravelles and J. Neale deGravelles.
*    John W deGravelles is a partner in the firm of deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus,
& Frug6, L.L.P, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at LSU
Law School, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and has taught maritime personal injury at Tulane
University Law School's Summer Session in Rhodes, Greece, since 1993.
t    J. Neale deGravelles is a partner in the firm of deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus
& Frug6, L.L.P Both authors represent the family of Gordon Lewis Jones in pending
litigation arising out of the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.
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