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