Commercial and technical divers who go to great depths and perform extended dives are sometimes distinguished for “mixed-gas” diving. This primarily refers to their use of Nitrox as a breathing supply — an oxygen-nitrogen blend with a higher oxygen percentage than ordinary surface air.
Skilled Investigation of Breathing-Related Commercial Dive Accidents
Gas mixtures known as Nitrox, Trimix and Heliox are considered essential for extending safe dive times and reducing the risk of divers suffering from decompression sickness. Their use adds a level of risk and necessary precautions, however. Proper, controlled mixing and composition monitoring are critical for prevention of:
• Painful, disabling or even fatal decompression sickness
• Oxygen toxicity, for which seizures can be the first symptom and rapid intervention is pivotal
Determining whether your own or a family member’s diving injury resulted from improper gas mixtures, equipment-related problems or any form of employer negligence calls for determined, thorough investigation. At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our lawyers have the case experience and resources to pursue your Jones Act claim or third-party lawsuit with maximum effectiveness.
Lafayette, Louisiana, Diver Accident Attorneys Serving the Entire Gulf Coast
We recognize the symptoms and potential lifelong impact of decompression sickness. Our attorneys also know that recovering personally and emotionally from a diving death in your family can be overwhelming. While you put your focus on health and family, we will stand up for your right to just and fair compensation.
To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail.