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VELLA V. FORD MOTOR CO., 421 U. S. 1 (1975)

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Vella v. Ford Motor Co., 421 U.S. 1 (1975)

Vella v. Ford Motor Co.

No. 73-1994

Argued February 18-19, 1975

Decided April 15, 1975

421 U.S. 1


A shipowner's duty to furnish an injured seaman maintenance and cure continues from the date the seaman leaves the ship to the date when a medical diagnosis is made that his injury was permanent immediately after his accident, and therefore incurable. Pp. 422 U. S. 3-6.

495 F.2d 1374, reversed and remanded.

BRENNAN, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

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