Category Archives: Crew Member Illness

How The U.S. Navy Avoids Norovirus; How That Might Impact Your Next Cruise

The U.S. Navy, which houses many men and women in close quarters while at sea, is very effective at keeping Norovirus and other intestinal viruses from spreading. How Do They Do It? Constant, every day cleaning. Read more here at … Continue reading

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Common Questions From Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members

Here are 4 questions (and answers) from injured cruise line crewmembers If I’ve been hired to work on a vessel, do I have any right to be compensated if I suffer an injury or illness? Yes, but your rights depend … Continue reading

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Can Crewmembers Sue Their Cruise Line Employer?

Sometime we find that crewmembers on cruise ships are unaware of the fact that they can file a lawsuit (or sue) the cruise line companies that employ them. Yes – Crewmembers can sue a Cruise Line Crewmembers often suffer the … Continue reading

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Sick from Gastroenteritis or Norovirus caught on cruise ship?

Gastroenteritis. It’s probably not something most cruise ship passengers think about when booking a cruise. But like the Norovirus and other viruses, it can be spread about quickly on a cruise ship and the surrounding port operations. The viruses can … Continue reading

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Cruise ship injury attorneys help passengers sick from Norovirus evaluate potential claims

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships seems to be occurring with more frequency, the most recent outbreak occurring aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas as over 100 passenger and crew became ill with a severe stomach virus. Read more here … Continue reading

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Norovirus affects Royal Caribbean cruise ship – over 100 passengers sick

As reported by ABC News and media other outlets, Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Florida with over a 100 sick passengers and crew. The likely reason? Norovirus. According to the report… A … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Injury Attorney Blog Helps Victims of Cruise Ship Injuries

Waks and Barnett, a law firm whose lawyers represent cruise ship passengers who have become injured or sick while cruising, also maintains a blog on ┬átheir website. This blog, CruiseLawyers.com/blog offers helpful tips and information for anyone who was injured, … Continue reading

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Noroviruses on Cruise Ships

As attorneys working clients who were injured or became sick while on a cruise ship, we’re familiar with common claims brought against the cruise lines. Relatively often, passengers get sick while cruising. One common reason is that they’ve contracted a … Continue reading

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Stomach Bug Hits Cruise Ship; Stay Healthy on Your Cruise

In November, passengers aboard Holland America’s Amsterdam were hit with “a stomach bug.” Reportedly, 10 percent of the passengers reported to the infirmary with a common type of gastrointestinal illness.” Of around 791 passengers, 81 were sickened. Some crew members … Continue reading

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Can a passenger sue a cruise line if they got meningitis aboard a cruise ship?

Can a passenger sue a cruise line if they contracted meningitis while on a cruise? Can crew members also sue the cruise line they work for if they got meningitis while working on the cruise ship? Those are two questions … Continue reading

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