Author Archives: Joel Barnett

Are Increasingly Large Cruise Ship Designs Safe for Passengers?

As cruise ship injury lawyers who have been representing injured passengers and crew for  over 25 years, the staff at Waks and Barnett, P.A. keep up to date with industry news and information as it may impact the cases of our clients. Recent news … Continue reading

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Passenger With Heart Attack Like Symptoms Medevaced From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Coast Guard picks up passenger Over the weekend, a passenger who was experiencing ‘heart attack like’ symptoms was air lifted from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, while in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to local TV reports, … Continue reading

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Do Your Lawyers Handle Cruise Ship ‘Slip and Fall’ Cases?

A common question we’re asked – does your law firm handle cruise ship ‘slip and fall’ cases? Yes. In fact, the majority of cases that we handle for injured clients can be considered ‘slip and fall’ cases, for example: falls … Continue reading

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Oasis of the Seas Turns Back Twice for Medical Emergencies

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 … Continue reading

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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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