In local news:

A former Halliburton seaman claims in an Orleans Parish court filing that he contracted a rare type of African Lymphoma while working abroad in Angola. As recounted in the complaint, Terry Riddle’s 2015 Lymphoma diagnosis came five years after he began working overseas for Halliburton on various offshore facilities. African Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops from a viral infection. Between 2010 and 2015, when Riddle was working in and around Angola and the Ivory Coast, several of Riddle’s co-workers fell ill. Riddle began noticing his symptoms during a visit home in March of last year and was diagnosed shortly thereafter. He claims that Halliburton failed to provide him with a safe work environment abroad, and forced him ‘to work in conditions known to be hazardous.’ Riddle seeks compensatory and punitive damages under the Jones Act and for negligence.

Read more from Courthouse News Service here. Read the complaint here: Riddle v. Halliburton Petition for Damages

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