Category Archives: Medical Negligence


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…

Read More


Nov

12

2014

Cruise Lines Can Now be Held Vicariously Liable When the Negligence of the Ship’s Doctors, Nurses and Other Medical Staff, Causes Harm to Their Passengers

New Federal Appellate Court Decision Allows for Medical Malpractice Claims Against Cruise Lines  In an opinion published Nov. 10, 2014 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, cruise lines can now be held vicariously liable when the negligence of the ship’s doctors, nurses and other medical staff, causes harm to their passengers.   For over 25 years, however, this was not…

Read More


Sep

15

2014

Sick Passenger Airlifted From Cruise Ship Off Coast of San Diego

According to news reports in San Diego, a man was airlifted from the Carnival Cruise Ship Inspiration to a hospital in San Diego. 34-year-old man suffering from appendicitis symptoms aboard a cruise ship was evacuated to a San Diego hospital Sunday for emergency medical treatment. Crew members aboard the cruise ship Carnival Inspiration contacted the U.S. Coast Guard at 7:15 a.m. Sunday from about 35…

Read More


Mar

25

2014

Cruise Lines Try to Limit their Liability Against Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

No company wants to be sued – especially the cruise lines. It’s bad for business; the publicity is bad and too many lawsuits may turn away prospective passengers. But injuries happen on cruise ships (and more often than most passengers realize). Limiting Liablity So what do cruise lines do to limit the amount of lawsuits filed against them for injury claims? They throw up roadblocks…

Read More


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…

Read More


Dec

06

2013

Injured on a Cruise: Quick Overview of Cruise Ship Negligence

If you were injured on a cruise ship (a slip and fall accident, sexual harassment at the hands of a crew member, improper medical treatment, etc.) you may be wondering if the cruise line or its employees were negligent in their duty to keep you or other passengers safe. Understanding Negligence on a Cruise Ship As it relates to the cruise lines, negligence law states…

Read More


Sep

05

2013

2 cruise ships fail CDC cleanliness inspections of their vessels

  As a cruise ship passenger, is your health at risk? 2 more cruise ships have failed inspections of their vessels by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Regent Seven Seas Navigator and Un-Cruise Adventure’s Safari Endeavor both failed recent cleanliness exam inspections in June 2013. The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assists the cruise ship industry…

Read More


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 tiredness, headache, and…

Read More


Feb

05

2013

Do I need to live in Florida for you to represent my cruise ship injury claim?

This is a common question we get from clients: Do I need to live in Florida for you to represent my cruise ship injury claim? The answer to that question is no, you do not need to live in Florida for Waks and Barnett to represent you against a cruise line. If you’ve been injured in an accident or were the victim of medical negligence…

Read More



Page 1 of 212