Cruise Line Doctors Make Mistakes
Hurt by Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice?
Were you the victim of medical malpractice, medical negligence or misdiagnosis by a cruise ship doctor or medical staff? Passengers on cruise ships can be hurt in a variety of ways. Every single day, passengers sustain injuries due to accidents aboard the ship.
They also suffer from medical emergencies – heart attacks, strokes, seizures and more. For more than 35 years, we’ve represented passengers who were victims of mistakes made by the cruise ship’s doctors, nurses and medical staff.
Is the Cruise line liable for Your Medical Harm?
We Sue The Cruise Lines for Medical Malpractice
Victims of cruise ship doctor mistakes can be compensated for:
- Hospital and doctor bills
- Lost pay and wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
- Long-term or lifelong disability
Filing Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
If you became ill on a cruise ship – or your existing illness or injury was not handled correctly by the cruise ship’s doctor or medical staff, you may have a claim against the cruise lines. Unfortunately, these illnesses and injuries 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.
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 medical care not given or delayed because the proper medical equipment was unavailable or the medical staff was not properly trained?
- Was there undue pain and injury due to the medical care received?
Our cruise ship medical malpractice attorneys can also provide answers to common questions including do I have a case, do I really need a lawyer, how much will it cost to file a lawsuit and what is my case worth? Call Waks and Barnett, P.A. at 1-305-271-8282 for a free consultation. We can help with the frustration and confusion you and your family may be experiencing.
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Examples of Cruise Line Medical Negligence
Typical scenarios where cruise ship doctors and other medical staff may be at fault include:
- Not recognizing symptoms
- Misdiagnosing those medical symptoms
- Failing to act correctly once a diagnosis has been made
- Failing to act in time
- Performing medical procedures incorrectly
- Simply not providing treatment at all
- Prescription and medication errors
Call today for a free injury claim assessment at 1-305-271-8282.
Yes, You Can Sue the Cruise Line for Doctor Mistakes and Negligence
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 – but there is hope.
For more than 35 years, the cruise ship injury attorneys of 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.
In fact, our firm was instrumental in turning over a 25 year old law that prohibited lawsuits against cruise lines for medical malpractice claims.
Because of the landmark decision from our firm, 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.
We take every medical claim seriously. When you call our office, we will investigate and evaluate your claim, then outline the legal approach that should be taken.
If you or your family have questions about a cruise injury, accident or medical issue, please call us at this number, 1-305-271-8282.
Hurt? The cruise lines are not your friend
You Won't Have Long to File an Injury Claim
If your goal is to file an medical malpractice claim against a cruise line, you must read and abide by the terms and conditions laid out in their Ticket Contract – and act quickly. Generally, you’ll only have:
- Just 6 months to file a claim
- 12 months to file a lawsuit
- Lawsuits must be filed in the court and city specified by the cruise line
Call today for a free injury claim assessment at 1-305-271-8282.
Decades of Experience
Andrew Waks and Joel Barnett have over 70 years of combined maritime law and cruise ship injury claim experience, bringing proven success to each and every lawsuit we manage.
From the first phone call until the case is complete, you can expect our lawyers and support staff will be working hard to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Proven Success for Clients
We know that hurt passengers want to hire cruise ship injury lawyers who win. For more than 35 years, we’ve fought hard, recovering over $100 million dollars on behalf our clients.
Jury awards Waks & Barnett, P.A. client more than $2,000,000 in medical negligence claim vs. Norwegian Cruise Lines
March 2019 – A federal jury awarded more than $2,000,000 in damages to a 47 year old passenger from Trinidad and Tobago. Waks & Barnett, P.A.’s Andrew Waks, Gary Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, P.A. and appellate attorney Phil Parrish, tried the case.
They claimed that the Norwegian Cruise Lines medical staff was negligent in failing to properly treat the Plaintiff after diagnosing him with a heart attack and that he suffered heart muscle damage as a result of the negligent care. NCL argued that their doctors were not negligent, that the heart damage had already occurred by the time the Plaintiff presented to the infirmary and that they had actually saved his life. After a 5 day trial and 4 hours of deliberation, the jury found in Plaintiff’s favor.
Our Experience Benefits You
Cruise injury law is a specialty within maritime and admiralty law – and is an area of the law that most attorneys are not familiar with. Our attorneys have over 70+ years of combined experience successfully representing hundreds of injured cruise ship passengers from around the world.
If you have concerns or questions regarding a cruise ship injury claim, please contact our law firm today today.
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