According to the Alaska Dispatch News, a Carnival Cruise ship passenger was taken from the cruise ship by the Coast Guard to a Juneau hospital for medical treatment.
Per the report…”the cruise ship Carnival Solstice requested a medevac for a 71-year-old man suffering from stroke-like symptoms, the release says. The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, whose crew hoisted the passenger from the ship and flew him to Juneau for treatment.”
With millions of passengers traveling on cruise ships each year, medical emergencies and injuries are relatively common – and more common than most passengers believe.
Fortunately, most of those emergencies are handled appropriately and correctly by the cruise lines and their employees. When they’re not handled correctly – or the cruise line or its crew was at fault for an emergency, injury or accident – it’s important to note that cruise ship passengers do have legal rights.
Passengers who have questions about their legal rights should not have to wonder or worry about ‘what they should’ do and ‘what actions they can take’.
By talking with an attorney who has dealt with cruise lines for more than 25 years, passengers can gain clarification of their rights and a direction for moving forward with potential claims against the cruise lines.
Consult with a Cruise Ship Accident Law Firm
For more information or to ask further questions about cruise ship related injuries or accidents, please contact the cruise lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.
Call at 1-800-905-2891. Consultations are free and require no obligation on your part.