Actual website inquiry:
Subject: Diagnosed with COPD (from a cruise ship crew member)
Message: Need to know if my case is worth fighting…
COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. We were contacted by a cruise ship crew member who had been diagnosed with COPD and was investigating their ability to work — even after being cleared by the cruise line.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD though long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust—also may contribute to COPD.”
This could be an issue for someone who has worked aboard a cruise ship. This crew member was worried about aggravating their case of COPD by continuing to work.
As a law firm that represents crew members, we do prefer to speak with cruise ship employees at any level who have questions about their current — or future — legal rights.
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At Waks and Barnett, P.A., our lawyers fight the cruise lines, their legal department and the insurance adjusters to help you and your family receive fair compensation for your injuries, your medical bills and your wages for lost time at work.
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