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MCLEOD v. UNION BARGE LINE CO.

September 30, 1952

McLEOD
v.
UNION BARGE LINE CO.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: STEWART

This is an action by an injured seaman to recover maintenance and cure during the period of recuperation. The case was tried by the court without a jury and upon all the evidence, we make the following

Findings of Fact

 1. On June 29, 1947, the libellant, Lavinda McLeod, was employed by the respondent as a chambermaid on the motor vessel Neville.

 2. The respondent is a corporation having an office for the transaction of business in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 3. The Neville was, at all times herein mentioned, owned and operated by the respondent.

 4. On June 29, 1947, during the period of her employment, libellant sustained an injury while moving a dresser.

 5. The injury sustained was a sacro-iliac sprain.

 6. This injury was not caused by any negligence of the respondent or any unseaworthiness of the motor vessel Neville.

 7. Libellant remained on the Neville until it arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1947.

 8. At that time, respondent furnished a hospital ticket to libellant and had her transported to the United States Marine Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 9. Libellant was admitted to the United States Marine Hospital in Pittsburgh on July 1, 1947 and remained there until July 12, 1947. During this period, she was furnished hospital care at no expense to herself.

 10. Libellant returned to work on August 25, 1947 and worked the remainder of that month and all of the month of September with no time off.

 11. On August 25, 1947 when libellant returned to work, she had reached the point in her recovery from the injury sustained on June 29, 1947 where care and further treatment would not benefit her.

 12. Neither the physical nor the mental condition now complained of by libellant had any causal relation to the injury ...


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