On, Saturday, September 26th, the U.S. Coast Guard took an 80-year-old passenger off the Carnival Pride cruise ship as it sailed off the coast of North Carolina. The first reports came in from WITN News in Eastern North Carolina.
Apparently, the Coast Guard received an emergency call from the Carnival Pride indicating that a female passenger was having health issues that needed more attention than could be provided on the cruise ship.
A helicopter crew medevaced the passenger, taking her to Carteret General Urgent Care in Morehead City.
Can I Sue Carnival Pride for My Injuries?
In circumstances like the one above, there really is not enough information known about the incident on which to base an opinion. The initial report mentioned that the passenger was ‘sick’ and there was no mention of what the causes were.
Cruise ship injury claims and medical malpractice claims do occur frequently. With over 20 million passengers traveling each year on cruise ships, events where passengers are hurt are relatively common. However, claims must meet certain criteria. An injury doesn’t necessarily constitute a claim.
That being said, each and every case is different. If you have a specific question or are unsure about your legal rights as a cruise ship passenger, you should reach out to a cruise ship injury law firm like Waks and Barnett, P.A. Our contact information is at the top right hand side of this page. Our 800# is 1-800-905-2891. You can call our firm or use the contact form for emailing us.
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