Female Passenger on Princess Cruise Ship Drowns

While there has not been much news coverage of the accident, apparently a female passenger aboard the Sapphire Princess cruise ship was found dead in the vessel’s swimming pool.

The incident occurred after the cruise ship had left port in Shanghai, China on August 11.

Princess Cruises has released the following statement:
“We are saddened to confirm that a female adult guest aboard Sapphire Princess has died from an apparent drowning in one of the ship’s swimming pools. Our thoughts and prayers are with our guest’s family and we are providing support and assistance to them during this difficult time. The incident is under investigation.”

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US Coast Guard Transports Sick Passenger From Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Off Key West

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On Friday August 8, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned 51 year-old man cruising on Carnival Ecstasy began suffering chest pains. This happened roughly 250 nautical miles east off of the Florida Keys.

Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and take the passenger to safety, transporting him to a local hospital.

Incidents like this (transporting sick or medically impaired passengers off or cruise ships) are relatively common. With millions of passengers enjoying cruise vacations each year, accidents and medical emergencies are bound to happen.

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Sick Passenger Airlifted from Carnival Fascination by US Coast Guard

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Yesterday, August 10, the U.S. Coast Guard was able to rescue and transport a sick passenger from a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Per a local Miami News Report, Coast Guard officials learned Sunday morning that a 26-year-old man cruising on Carnival Fascination began suffering symptoms of appendicitis. This happened roughly 32 nautical miles east of Lake Worth, Florida.

Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to intervene and take the passenger to safety.

Incidents like this (transporting sick or medically impaired passengers off or cruise ships) are relatively common. With millions of passengers enjoying cruise vacations each year, accidents and medical emergencies are bound to happen.

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7 Reasons Why Hurt Passengers Mistakenly Don’t Call a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

It’s unfortunate, but many passengers often hesitate to call a lawyer after a cruise ship accident, even when their injury is painful and occurred through not fault of their own (and when they’re facing mounting bills and ongoing medical care).

Why Would They Not Reach Out?

There are a few reasons why passengers don’t call a lawyer (at least not initially):

  • They are more focused on getting medical treatment (as well they should) and just haven’t gotten around to calling
  • Life is busy – between family, work and medical treatment, seeking help from a lawyer might be far down on the list of “to-do’s”
  • They may try to work with the cruise line directly before they realize how difficult that is
  • They may not know that a lawyer could help
  • They’re confused about the legal process – what they should do, etc.
  • They don’t know how to go about contacting the right lawyer for their case
  • They didn’t even know they might have a reason for an injury claim!

There are many other reasons of course.

cruise ship lawyerHowever, if you were injured on a cruise ship and are dealing with a severe injury, you should consider contacting an attorney – especially if you believe that the accident was not your fault and someone else was responsible.

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How Do We Help Cruise Ship Passengers Who Were Hurt in an Accident?

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Working with a cruise line to file an injury claim can be a complicated and frustrating process, especially when you try to do it alone.

Lawyers and other representatives who work for the cruise lines are continually dealing with claims from injured passengers. It’s important to note that the cruise lines will work very hard to delay, avoid or minimize potential claims so they don’t have to pay out money and admit fault. Very simply, it doesn’t look good and it could affect their future business.

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Why You Should Call a Cruise Accident Lawyer After Suffering a Back Injury on a Cruise Ship

Just imagine – you’re on a cruise vacation, sitting on deck with your spouse. You get up to grab a drink, but then trip and fall due to a freshly mopped deck that a crew member forgot to cordon off. cruise lawyer for back injury

You wrench your back and end up in the ship’s medical office where x-rays show you have done some real damage!

Your relaxing vacation is over and now you’re dealing with the pain of a slow healing back injury and the uncertainty of what to do next.

Was it just an accident? Or was the cruise ship at fault?

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5 More Things Not To Do On Your First Cruise; And How That Can Help You Stay Accident Free

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Last week, The Huffington Post shared an article called 5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise (originally posted on CruiseCritic.com).

They were all great suggestions for how to get the most enjoyment out of your vacation. You can read the full article here by clicking this link.

The 5 suggestions were:

  • Don’t overdo it your first day onboard
  • Don’t try to eat at every specialty restaurant
  • Don’t think you’re too cool to participate in cruise activities
  • Don’t stay in your cabin for hours at a time
  • Don’t forget to be nice to the crew

While these are good ideas and are certainly something to consider for new cruise passengers, there are some other things to keep in mind that pertain to your personal safety.

As cruise ship injury lawyers, we speak with accident victims every week. People get hurt on cruises – and sometimes hurt very seriously. Unfortunately, it happens more than most people realize.

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Media Focus and Senate Attention Directed At Consumer Protection within the Cruise Ship Industry

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Focus on correcting the cruise ship industry

As cruise ship injury lawyers who have been representing victims for over 25 years, we keep a close eye on the cruise ship industry. Over the last two years, with the rash of cruise ship accidents that have become seemingly so commonplace, and with large amounts of coverage from the media, much attention has been focused on the industry.

What we’ve seen over 25 years – negligence, life-altering injuries, frustrated accident victims, often callous corporate cruise executives – is now being seen by others outside the industry.

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4 Year Old Boy Airlifted from a Norwegian Cruise Ship After Falling from his Bunk

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According to various news reports, a 4-year-old boy had to be airlifted from a Norwegian cruise ship Monday after falling from his bunk. The accident occurred on the Norwegian Breakaway on July 28 as the ship was about 100 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The injured boy and his mother were airlifted by the Coast Guard and were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

There are not reports yet as to how the injury happened, but it must have been a serious injury as the Coast Guard was called in. This shows that the ship was unable to properly handle the emergency.

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Yes, Contacting a Cruise Injury Lawyer for Carnival Cruise Accidents is the Right Choice

Do you need a lawyer to help you with a cruise ship related injury that happened while on a Carnival Cruise vacation? The answer to that question is, probably yes.

Most passengers who are hurt in an accident while on a Carnival Cruise vacation (and suffer terrible and painful injuries) often don’t have any idea of “what to do” once they return home from their trip. They’re hurt, confused and generally angry about the events that occurred on what was supposed to be a dream vacation.

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