Category Archives: Medical Malpractice


Jan

06

2016
Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Can I Sue Royal Caribbean for Medical Mistreatment?

Recently, we had a family member of passenger reach out to ask about a possible claim against one of the larger, more popular cruise lines — Royal Caribbean. The parent of the family member (also a passenger) was asking about medical mistreatment. Could they sue the cruise line? Generally, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a…

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Nov

21

2014

Cruise Ship Owners Not Immune From Negligence of its Medical Staff

More coverage and opinion regarding Franza v. Royal Caribbean, this time in Workboat.com. Read the article here. Waks and Barnett, P.A. was instrumental in pushing this case toward the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its client. The resulting decision, allowing victims of medical malpractice and negligence by the medical staff of cruise ships, is considered a ‘major victory’ for passengers.


Nov

14

2014

Nov. 10, 2014 Ruling Allows Victims of Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships to Sue

A significant decision favors injured cruise ship passengers In what can be considered a ‘major victory’ for cruise ship passengers, a new ruling now allows those passengers, who were victims of medical malpractice by the doctors and medical staff of the cruise line, to sue the cruise lines and its owners. Why is this significant? Before this ruling, cruise lines were essentially immune to medical…

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