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Medical Malpractice On Board A Cruise Ship

Until this year, cruise lines were not responsible if a doctor or nurse on board a ship negligently treated a passenger.  The passenger could sue the doctor or nurse, who were usually residents of a foreign country.  This would make it very difficult to pursue a case. 

Recently, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta recognized the right a cruise ship passenger to sue the cruise line directly for the negligence of doctors and nurses on board the ship.  

This case involved an elderly passenger who had taken a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to Bermuda.

Were You Injured On Board a Norwegian Cruise Line Ship?

Our office regularly handles lawsuits and claims on behalf of cruise ship passengers who were injured on a ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). 

Many people suffer injuries on cruise ships.  Some are caused by the negligence of the crew or the design of the ship.  Many people fall when getting on or off cruise ships, or going up or down stairs.  Others are injured in their stateroom, on the deck of the ship or in the pool on board the ship.  Some people become ill on board a cruise, either from the food or an outbreak of a preventable illness.

Tips if You Are Injured on a Carnival Cruise Ship

Before You Depart for your Next Carnival Cruise, Review These Tips from a Cruise Ship Lawyer

It is hard to imagine that an idyllic cruise to distant ports could be anything but the vacation of a lifetime.  You should take certain steps before you embark to ensure that you are prepared to handle any mishaps along the way.   Our cruise ship law firm offers the following tips to help you before, during and after your journey. 

Medical Attention Abroad

If you are injured on board a cruise ship, a local hospital can provide more complete care than the ship’s infirmary.

Passenger Injured on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Stranded

What would you do if you were injured on a cruise ship and found yourself stranded in a foreign country without adequate medical care?  

Major news networks reported that a passenger on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the Mediterranean slipped and fell on board the ship, breaking his hip.  The next port was in Turkey.  The ship's crew called a taxi that transported the passenger and his wife to a local hospital.  

The hospital was so dirty that the man's wife worried that he would get an infection if he had to stay there long.

Carnival Triumph passengers should contact a cruise ship accident lawyer

We have all been following the story of the Carnival Cruise Line ship Triumph, which was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a fire damaged the ship's engine.  That passengers have been trapped on board the ship, which has no electricity and few working toilets. 
 
Those of you who have been on cruises know how big these ships are.  Imagine how difficult it has been on the Carnival Triumph for many passengers to move from deck to deck without elevators. 
 

How Healthy Is Your Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Nowegian, Carnival or Disney Cruise Ship?

There are frequent stories about a large number of passengers on a cruise ship becoming ill.  If you become ill on a cruise ship, you may want to consult with an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer.

Our office handles cases against Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Carnival, Disney and other cruise lines. 
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'sVessel Sanitation Program(VSP) is designed to prevent and control the spread of cruise ship illness claims and diseases, by implementing regular inspections and regulations.

Passenger Tells Story of Riding Out Hurricane Aboard the Cruise Ship Carnival Glory

Hurricane Sandy left a path of death and destruction in the Carribean and the US states along the Atlantic coast.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people who lost loved ones and their homes.
 
The Hurricane seriously affected the cruise ship industry, leading many to wonder how many passengers and crewmembers will be in need of a cruise ship injury lawyer.  Dozens of cruise ships had to change their intineraries to avoid the storm.   One ship, the Carnival Glory, had its own rocky start to a Caribbean itinerary due to the storm.

Update on Costa Concordia case

Following a court hearing in the Costa Concordia cruise accident case, the captain of the ship has issued a public apology to passengers and to the family members of those who died in the tragedy. Captain Francesco Schettino, who has been blamed for the capsizing of the ship off the coast of Italy in January, was charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. Thirty-two people died in the tragedy and scores of survivors were injured, but the captain has asserted in court that he did nothing wrong.

Alleged sexual assault of teenager reported on Carnival Sensation cruise ship

On behalf of the Law Offices of Steven H. Meyer, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida, postedon Monday, September 11, 2012

Cruise ships can offer great family vacations.  Unfortunately, many people are also injured on cruises.  Our ofice represents many people who are injured on cruises.  There are strict guidelines that passengers must follow in order to make a claim, including a very short time limit to file a claim.   Many cruise lines require passengers to file a claim in Miami, Florida, irrespective of where the ship was located when the injury occurred.
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