SEATTLE (AP) -- A jury in Seattle awarded $1.5 million to man injured aboard a fish-processing vessel.

The Seattle Times reports the King County jury on Monday found that Icicle Seafoods failed to pay for medical care for 55-year-old Dana Clausen. He who was injured in 2006 while trying to lift a 122-pound piece of sheet metal while working aboard a ship in the Bering Sea.

His attorney James Jacobsen says Icicle hired two doctors to review Clausen's file. One reported he did not require further care, but the second said he might require surgery in the future. The lawyer says the report favorable to Clausen was hidden from him.


Information from: The Seattle Times,

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