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Jun

24

2016
Medical Question from Cruise Ship Employee

Medical Question from Cruise Ship Employee

Recently we had an inquiry from a cruise ship worker who had been diagnosed with COPD a chronic lung disease. Their question to our firm was, “should I continue working?” The reality was that with a question like this, more details need to be known. As cruise ship injury attorneys, we’re often sought out to provide advice, both before potential injuries occur and after injuries…

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Jun

14

2016
Actual Client Injury: Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise

Actual Client Injury: Slipped and Fell on Carnival Cruise

Inquiry received by our law firm in Miami We received an inquiry from a passenger¬† who was using the outdoor jacuzzi on a Carnival Cruise Ship. Apparently, the crew tried to hurry the passenger out of the tub as they were closing for the evening. “As I was getting out of the tub, I grabbed a hold of the slippery handrails and fell back on…

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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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Jun

14

2016
Accident Involving Child on Carnival Liberty

Accident Involving Child on Carnival Liberty

The Houston Chronicle newspaper reports that the Carnival Liberty returned to its port in Galveston on Monday (June 13, 2016) after a child who was injured needed medical attention. Generally, when a cruise ship returns to port because a passenger was injured, it means that 1) the boat was relatively close to port or 2) the injury was so severe that the passenger needed more…

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May

12

2016
Slip and Falls On Cruise Ships Still Most Common Accident, Injury

Slip and Falls On Cruise Ships Still Most Common Accident, Injury

Accidents happen on cruise ships… It’s unfortunate, but there are dozens of ways that passengers can — and are — injured while taking a cruise vacation. We’ve spoken with passengers who were hit in the head with golf balls from driving ranges on cruise ships. We talked to passengers who had a roof collapse in their cabin or had furniture fall on them. Many passengers…

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Feb

26

2016
Will Reckless Decisions Sink Royal Caribbean After Storm Cruise?

Will Reckless Decisions Sink Royal Caribbean After Storm Cruise?

Can it seriously be argued that Royal Caribbean exercised a “high care” when it sailed 4,500 passengers, including the elderly and children, into a winter storm forecast to bash the ship with hurricane strength winds and waves over 30 feet? ¬† This is the question asked by attorney Jim Walker on his blog, CruiseLawNews.com in a well-worded post yesterday. It’s also a question asked by…

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Feb

25

2016
First Lawsuit Filed Against Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas, Storm Cruise

First Lawsuit Filed Against Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas, Storm Cruise

News agencies are reporting that the first lawsuit was filed against Royal Caribbean over the decision to sail the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship during an early February 2016 storm. Lawsuit alleges company was negligent in letting ship sail during storm. From CNN.com… “Passenger Bruce Simpson says that once the storm worsened, the ship began to rock and tilt violently; while in his cabin,…

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Feb

24

2016
What To Do If My Daughter Was Injured On A Carnival Cruise Ship

What To Do If My Daughter Was Injured On A Carnival Cruise Ship

It’s unfortunate, but injuries caused from cruise ship accidents can affect any passenger — the elderly, parents, young adults and children. One question we were asked recently was… What do I do if my daughter was injured on a Carnival Cruise Ship? For most passengers and family members, this is a question that is asked after the injury occurred and after the family has returned…

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