Over the weekend at the Port of Ft. Lauderdale, the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas turned back to port two separate times for what was likely related to medical emergencies aboard the cruise ship.
Passenger injury, certainly serious enough to have the boat turned around before heading out to sea, was likely the cause (no official report has been seen).
Generally though, it is a medical issue, emergency or severe injury that would hasten a return to port.
This news first broke when PTZtv which operates the web cam for the port area tweeted news and images of the return.
With new changes to the laws surrounding a cruise ship passenger’s ability to sue the cruise lines for medical negligence, cruise lines may become more careful about how they identify and respond to medical emergencies.
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Questions about a medical emergency or injury you suffered on a cruise ship? Please call the cruise injury law firm of Waks and Barnett, P.A. Call 800-905-2891.