Transocean Worker Wins $4M Over Oil Rig Accident

Law360, New York (October 7, 2010, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has awarded over $4 million to an oil field worker who was seriously injured while working on a Transocean Ltd. offshore oil rig in 2007.

The jury, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, rendered a unanimous damage award on Sept. 24, and Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill upheld the award in a judgment filed Tuesday.

According to the judgment, plaintiff Dan Averette will take home $159,000 for past medical expenses, $800,000 for future medical expenses, $314,000 for...
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