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Category: Pool, Spa, Hot Tub Drowning Law

After Multiple Drownings and Near-Drownings Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Finally Hire Lifeguards

April 25, 2017 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean announced its implementation of a new water safety program fleet wide starting with Oasis of the Seas.  The program includes stationing of lifeguards trained by StarGuard Elite at every pool including Solarium, the adult-only area.  RCL will also offer a 15-minute water safety presentation during the embarkation-day open house session for its youth program, Adventure Ocean.
Additionally, the new program […]

Child Drowning Victim’s Family Retains Brais Law Firm to Pursue a Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean Cruises

October 14, 2016 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Cruise-Pool-Drowing.jpgThe Florida Board Certified Maritime Attorneys of Brais Law Firm have been retained by the family of a child who died from complications caused by a near drowning incident aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship. We are honored to have the opportunity to help this family in their time of need.
The incident occurred on June 30, 2016 as the Anthem of the Seas was […]

Court Rules Florida Law to Apply in a Sandal’s Resort Hot Tub Suction Entrapment Death Case

January 27, 2014 Beaches Resort Injury Lawsuits

Suction Entrapment Death Law Firm.jpgThe resort injury lawyers of Brais Law Firm were successful in convincing a Federal court to apply Florida law to a death that occurred in the Bahamas. The case of John Van Hoy, Jr. is heartbreaking. John was on vacation with his fiancée Nicole at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort located Nassau. During his stay, he decided to refresh himself in […]

Judge Rules Sandals Resorts & Pool Component Manufacturers Must Stand Trial in Miami, Florida for an Entrapment Drowning Death In Caribbean

March 27, 2013 John Van Hoy

Resort and vacation injury lawyers Brais Law Firm recently won a significant victory in Miami Federal Court in a lawsuit involving the December 28, 2010 hot tub entrapment drowning death of John Van Hoy, Jr., father of two adopted children. See, attached Order dated March 22, 2013 and photo to right.
Vacationers Beware – When You Vacation in the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts Will Argue You No Longer Have A Right to a Jury Trial in the United States
Sandals Resorts heavily advertises […]

Suction Entrapment Pool Drain Cover Recall Impacts Nearly a Million Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs

May 28, 2011 Pool, Spa, Hot Tub Drowning Law

To avoid the potential of pool and spa suction entrapments, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled dozens of models of drain covers from eight different manufactures. This recall is expected to impact over a million pools and spas nationwide.
Pool, Hot Tub and Spa Suction Entrapment Lawyer Attorney.jpgPool and spa suction entrapments are a real danger to swimmers. According to the CPSC, from 1999 to 2010 there were 97 suction entrapments nationwide, […]