Author Archives: Joel Barnett

Cruise Ship Owners Not Immune From Negligence of its Medical Staff

More coverage and opinion regarding Franza v. Royal Caribbean, this time in Workboat.com. Read the article here. Waks and Barnett, P.A. was instrumental in pushing this case toward the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its client. The … Continue reading

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Again? Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess Deals With Norovirus Outbreak

Another Norovirus outbreak – this time on the Crown Princess – has the cruise industry scratching its collective head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 158 of 3,009 passengers (5.25%) reported being sick. The majority of the cases, 145, took … Continue reading

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Nov. 10, 2014 Ruling Allows Victims of Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships to Sue

A significant decision favors injured cruise ship passengers In what can be considered a ‘major victory’ for cruise ship passengers, a new ruling now allows those passengers, who were victims of medical malpractice by the doctors and medical staff of … Continue reading

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Cruise Lines Can Now be Held Vicariously Liable When the Negligence of the Ship’s Doctors, Nurses and Other Medical Staff, Causes Harm to Their Passengers

New Federal Appellate Court Decision Allows for Medical Malpractice Claims Against Cruise Lines  In an opinion published Nov. 10, 2014 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, cruise lines can now be held vicariously liable when … Continue reading

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To All Who Have Served, Thank You

The staff at Waks and Barnett, P.A. want to wish all those who have served a heartfelt thank you. Enjoy your day! For those wanting to know more about Veteran’s Day and its history, this is an interesting article from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Do You Need Help Filing an Injury Claim Against Carnival Cruise Line?

Filing an injury claim? Here are some things you need to know It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries happen on Carnival Cruise Ships. If you’ve been injured while vacationing with Carnival and believe that your injury was sustained due to … Continue reading

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Why Experience Matters When Hiring A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

Quite simply, experience matters when hiring a cruise ship injury lawyer. Maritime law is complex and circuitous. It takes a special lawyer or law firm who is experienced in working for passengers – or crew members – to successfully manage … Continue reading

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Princess Cruises Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured

According to a report at CruiseCritic.com, one crew member is dead and another injured after a lifeboat fell into the water. Apparently, maintenance work was being done on the hull of the cruise ship. Two crew members who were working … Continue reading

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Carnival Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

Hurt on a Carnival Cruise Ship – You Can Get Help If you were in an accident on a Carnival Cruise Ship, you just might need the help of a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer. It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries … Continue reading

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NY Times – Health Worker Who May Have Had Contact With Ebola Is on Cruise Ship

According to a New York Times report today (Oct.  17)… a health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is on cruise ship. Snippet below – read the full article at the New York Times here. Adding a new … Continue reading

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