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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Coronavirus (COVID-19) … What did the Cruise Lines Know?  When?  And, Can Cruise Lines Be Held Accountable?  A Maritime Lawyer’s Analysis. 

April 20, 2020 Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) … What did the Cruise Lines Know?  When?  And, Can Cruise Lines Be Held Accountable?  A Maritime Lawyer’s Analysis. 

Of late, cruise ships have been referred to as “floating petri dishes” following numerous shipboard outbreaks of Coronavirus/ COVID-19.  This article will examine: to what extent the cruise industry contributed to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, what the cruise industry […]

Lawsuit Brought Against Royal Caribbean for Negligent Medical Care

October 21, 2018 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

cruise ship medical monitorRecently, on August 29, 2018, Mr. Jerry Ho brought an action against Royal Caribbean Cruises in the Florida Southern District Court for their purported failure to provide lifesaving medical care (or in the alternative, to secure a timely medevac) to his wife.  According to the filed complaint, Ho alleges that the negligence of crew aboard the cruise line in responding to his wife’s need for immediate medical care led […]

Unlocked Upper Bunk Strikes Passenger in Head, Passenger Hires Brais Law Firm & Sues Carnival Cruise Line for Traumatic Brain Injury

September 19, 2018 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

cruise ship bunk bedsOn January 25, 2018, while sailing aboard the Carnival Ecstasy with other family members, Eric Ewing decided to relax in his cabin and have a bite to eat.  Eric began to eat a slice of pizza while he sat comfortably on the edge of his bed. Per a Complaint filed in the U.S. District Court […]

Passenger Medevaced From Cruise Ship Near Lower Manhattan

September 14, 2018 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Last week, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at roughly 6:15PM EST, a 74-year old woman who was a passenger traveling aboard Carnival Horizon — operated by the global cruise line giant, Carnival Cruises — was medevaced due to serious chest pains.  Personnel aboard Carnival Horizon were reportedly concerned that the chest pains indicated a possible heart issue, thus necessitating a medevac to a higher-level medical facility capable of treating the passenger.
According to reports, Carnival Horizon was just moving past Lower […]