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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Do You Have a Claim for Medical Malpractice Onboard a Cruise Ship?

September 30, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

If you get sick or injured while on a cruise, in most cases your only option is to seek treatment onboard. Large cruise ships have a medical facility (commonly called an “infirmary”) onboard, and smaller cruises will typically have a doctor onboard who is available to provide first aid and basic emergency care as needed.
Let’s say you seek treatment onboard a cruise ship, and let’s say your doctor makes a mistake. If this happens do you have a claim for […]

10 Cruise Safety Tips: Reducing Your Risk of Injury and Illness Onboard

September 23, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

For many people who are preparing to go on a cruise, safety is among the least of their concerns. Most passengers are focused on making sure they pack everything they need and get to the cruise terminal on time, and they take their health and safety for granted. They assume the cruise line has adequate safety protocols in place, and they just want to get on board so they can relax and have a good time.
Unfortunately, the statistics show that […]

Cruise Passengers Continue to Pursue Just Compensation for COVID-19 Outbreaks Onboard

September 16, 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19

A class action lawsuit against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines related to the COVID-19 outbreak has gone to trial in Australia. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs—who include passengers, crew members, and families—are alleging that Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines failed to take adequate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 onboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship in March 2020.
Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines Try Various Tactics To Avoid Liability for COVID-19 Exposure
In seeking to avoid liability for the spread of […]

Cruise Passenger Suffers Fatal Injuries in Fall from Balcony to Lifeboat Below

September 9, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Tragically, Cruise Hive reports that a passenger onboard the German cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 suffered fatal injuries in a fall earlier this month. According to the cruise industry publication, “During the morning hours, a guest fell from the cabin balcony and landed several decks down. Unfortunately, the guest did not survive the injuries sustained from the fall.”
Reports indicate that the passenger was staying in a stateroom with a balcony on the tenth deck of the cruise ship. For reasons […]

Limited Capacity Onboard Cruise Ships Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Limited Risks

June 22, 2022 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

In order to set sail in 2022, many cruise lines are operating their ships at limited capacity. While the idea behind limiting capacity is to reduce the risk ofCOVID-19 transmission, the number of passengers onboard is just one of numerous relevant factors.
It is also important to keep in mind that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is just one of the risks passengers face while cruising. From food poisoning to injuries from falls and crew member assaults, passengers face a variety […]