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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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Feb

24

2016
Which Florida Lawyers Handle Cruise Line Incidents

Which Florida Lawyers Handle Cruise Line Incidents

“Which Florida lawyers handle cruise line incidents” is a common inquiry that leads people to our website. And generally, questions like this are sparked by passengers and crew members who have suffered injuries on a cruise vacation. They’re doing an initial Google search to find answers to questions they have. Questions like… “Why should I hire a Florida lawyer?” “Can’t my home town lawyer handle…

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Feb

23

2016
Questions About Anthem of the Seas Lawsuits Continue

Questions About Anthem of the Seas Lawsuits Continue

Fear, anger, resentment and mistrust… Possible (PTSD) post traumatic stress disorder… Emotional injuries and flashbacks… Class action lawsuits… These are all concerns voiced to our attorneys from real passengers aboard Anthem of the Seas. Questions continue from concerned passengers Passengers who were aboard the storm ravaged Anthem of the Seas continue to contact our law firm — they want to know, “do I have legal…

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Feb

15

2016
Cruise Ship Injury: Broken Fingers and Stitches

Cruise Ship Injury: Broken Fingers and Stitches

Injuries on cruise ships happen in many, many ways. One recent injury occurred when a door slammed on a young girls fingers. The result? A broken fingers and stitches. The accident happened on a Carnival Cruise Lines vessel. Hand injuries on cruise ships are common Injuries to the hands arms are pretty common on cruise ships. One of the main reasons is that, during falls,…

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