On Sunday, January 27, an 80 year old woman was medevac’d from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship as it was 55 miles East of Savannah Georgia.
According to the Savannah Morning News, “a passenger had suffered a head injury after falling and was in need of medical attention.”
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Charleston Command Center were notified. An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter was dispatched, meeting up with the cruise ship at sea and hosting the injured cruise passenger and nurse aboard the aircraft. They were taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Head injuries are common cruise ship injuries and can greatly impact the health of any passenger, especially seniors, if not addressed and treated immediately. Generally, a head injury that requires Coast Guard intervention would be considered a serious injury and one that the cruise line deemed was outside the scope of their ability to manage. For over 35 years, we’ve been representing hurt Carnival passengers in their lawsuits against the cruise line.
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