Maintenance And Cure Ordered For Illness Discovered After Employment Ended

Maintenance And Cure Ordered For Illness Discovered After Employment Ended

NEW YORK - A seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure for an illness that indisputably occurred during his service even if his symptoms did not present until after his employment was completed, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 15, reversing a trial court ruling (Richard Messier v. Bouchard Transportation,  No. 10-5181, 2nd Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 14945).

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