Category Archives: Crew Member Illness


Jun

14

2016

Questions About Continuing Treatment and Recovery Issues

Actual website inquiry “I can not see clearly after being given an injection … Carnival has only given me a 3 month salary after medical leave.” While they’re were more details that followed, this Carnival cruise line employee (who resided outside of the United States) was questioning their treatment by the cruise line after an injury/illness. It’s not uncommon at all for crew members, who…

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Jun

14

2016
Need To Know If My Case Is Worth Fighting?

Need To Know If My Case Is Worth Fighting?

Actual website inquiry: Subject: Diagnosed with COPD (from a cruise ship crew member) Message: Need to know if my case is worth fighting… COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. We were contacted by a cruise ship crew member who had been diagnosed with COPD and was investigating their ability to work — even after being cleared by the cruise…

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Jun

14

2016
Cruise Ship Injury: Bilateral Plantar Fascial Fibromatosis

Cruise Ship Injury: Bilateral Plantar Fascial Fibromatosis

A few months ago we received an inquiry from a crew member who works aboard a U.S. based cruise line. They were inquiring about health related issues brought on by bilateral plantar fascial fibromatosis and were concerned about their prospects for continuing to work on their cruise ship. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society plantar fibroma is “a benign nodule that grows…

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May

08

2015
Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

Star Princess Cruise Ship News: Dozens Quarantined With Norovirus Outbreak

News reports like this one, say Princess Cruises, The Star Princess, is dealing with a new Nororvirus Outbreak. According to the report: Dozens of cruise ship passengers have been quarantined on Maui after a norovirus outbreak. The Star Princess is currently docked at Lahaina About 30 people are quarantined in their rooms Passengers are being checked at least twice a day U.S. Centers for Disease…

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Feb

13

2014

How The U.S. Navy Avoids Norovirus; How That Might Impact Your Next Cruise

The U.S. Navy, which houses many men and women in close quarters while at sea, is very effective at keeping Norovirus and other intestinal viruses from spreading. How Do They Do It? Constant, every day cleaning. Read more here at a special CNN report: How The Navy Avoids Norovirus Norovirus on Your Cruise Ship – What You Need To Know Avoiding Norovirus or other stomach…

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Jan

22

2014

Common Questions From Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members

Here are 4 questions (and answers) from injured cruise line crewmembers If I’ve been hired to work on a vessel, do I have any right to be compensated if I suffer an injury or illness? Yes, but your rights depend upon what you were hired to do, and whether there was any negligence or unseaworthiness involved. To qualify as a crewmember, it is not necessary…

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Jan

20

2014

Can Crewmembers Sue Their Cruise Line Employer?

Sometime we find that crewmembers on cruise ships are unaware of the fact that they can file a lawsuit (or sue) the cruise line companies that employ them. Yes – Crewmembers can sue a Cruise Line Crewmembers often suffer the same injures as passengers – slips and falls that go untreated…sexual harassment and rape…physical assault and battery…sickness and medical malpractice. They also can suffer from…

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Apr

09

2013

Sick from Gastroenteritis or Norovirus caught on cruise ship?

Gastroenteritis. It’s probably not something most cruise ship passengers think about when booking a cruise. But like the Norovirus and other viruses, it can be spread about quickly on a cruise ship and the surrounding port operations. The viruses can lead to vomiting or watery diarrhea or both, with fevers, abdominal cramping or stomach pain being associated. Stomach pain and a general feeling of┬átiredness,┬áheadache, and…

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Mar

11

2013

Cruise ship injury attorneys help passengers sick from Norovirus evaluate potential claims

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships seems to be occurring with more frequency, the most recent outbreak occurring aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas as over 100 passenger and crew became ill with a severe stomach virus. Read more here at ABC News about the incident. Stomach bugs and other contagious viruses like Norovirus are a potential concern for passengers as they embark on their…

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Mar

11

2013

Norovirus affects Royal Caribbean cruise ship – over 100 passengers sick

As reported by ABC News and media other outlets, Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Florida with over a 100 sick passengers and crew. The likely reason? Norovirus. According to the report… A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port with more than 100 passengers sickened by a stomach illness thought to be norovirus. Vision of the…

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