Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships
The cruise ship injury lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. can help. For more than 25 years, we’ve represented passengers who were victims of medical malpractice, misdiagnosis and negligence by the cruise ship’s doctors, nurses and medical staff.
In fact, our firm was instrumental in turning over a 25 year old law that prohibited lawsuits against cruise lines for medical malpractice claims. As of Nov. 10, 2014 victims are now able to sue the cruise lines for medical malpractice. This is a ‘major victory’ for passengers – and a wake up call for the cruise line industry.
Yes, You Can Sue the Cruise Line
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals published an opinion on Monday, November 10, that sets a new precedent for cruise passenger safety (Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines).
The court’s decision now allows passengers who are victims of medical malpractice by the cruise ship’s medical staff to hold the cruise lines accountable in a court of law.
However, it can be difficult to prove misdiagnosis, mistreatment and negligence. This is where we can help. When you call our office, we will investigate and evaluate your claim, then outline the legal approach that should be taken.
We File Medical Malpractice Claims Against
✓ Carnival Cruise Ships ✓ Norwegian Cruise Ships
✓ Disney Cruise Ships ✓ Holland America Cruise Ships
✓ Princess Cruise Ships ✓ Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships
✓ Celebrity Cruise Ships
Get Compensation for Medical Bills and Disability
Unfortunately, these illnesses can go untreated or be mistreated by medical staff on the cruise ship or at port locations. The result for victims is increased symptoms, unnecessary pain and frustration, missed time at work, extensive medical bills and insurance complications. hire-cruise-ship-accident-lawyer
If you became ill on a cruise ship – or your existing illness was not handled correctly by medical staff, you may have a claim against the cruise lines.
Below are some questions you may ask yourself:
Did your symptoms get worse while on the cruise?
Did you have to be taken to a hospital or treatment facility while in port?
How did it compare to treatment received once you were back home?
Was the medical staff incorrect in its assessments, diagnosis and treatments?
Was there undue pain and injury due to the medical care received?
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting For You
Medical claims against the cruise line – or even directly against the doctor or medical staff – are often complex making it difficult to receive compensation for injuries.
Experience matters greatly in these types of cases. For more than 25 years, Waks & Barnett, P.A. have handled cases involving medical malpractice and negligence. We understand how the cruise lines operate and how to best move a potential case forward, from initial claim to eventual settlement.
If you or your relatives have questions about the medical care you received on a cruise ship, please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.