Miami Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Lawyer
With decades of experience, the attorneys at Wolfson & Leon are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured victims. Injured passengers have a short time to file a claim against a cruise line, so it's critical to reach out for legal help as soon as possible. If you were the victim of medical malpractice or any other accident on a cruise ship, call Wolfson & Leon today for your free consultation at (305) 285-1115.
Cruise ships are staffed with medical personnel to help passengers who were hurt or sick while on a cruise. There aren't many options for medical care when you are in the middle of the ocean. Cruise lines often employ doctors not licensed to practice in the United States. In some cases, they may lack the training needed to address medical emergencies, and the care you receive onboard could cause more harm. If you have questions about the medical care, you received or did not receive on a cruise ship, then you should get the answers you need. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to hold those who may be responsible fully accountable for their negligence.Cruise Line Medical Malpractice
When you are badly hurt or become sick on a cruise ship, there is no land-based medical staff nearby. The only care available to an injured passenger is from the medical personnel aboard the cruise ship. But suppose the staff are poorly trained or don't have the proper equipment to provide medical care. In that case, passengers may not receive the quality of medical care that they need to address their injuries.
Untrained medical personnel may cause further damage to a passenger if they delay or misdiagnose an illness or injury. Other ways medical staff may commit medical malpractice include:
- Refusing to provide medical treatment
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Administering the wrong medical care
- Prescription errors
- Delay in medical care
- Failing to monitor the condition of their patient
- Lack of training
Your cruise ticket is a contract. It lays out the terms and conditions a passenger must follow. If you were hurt and plan to file a claim, you must abide by the terms of your ticket, or your case will be denied.
Generally, passengers have six months to notify the cruise line and file a claim and 12 months to file a lawsuit. Within the terms of your ticket, cruise lines typically limit which city or state a lawsuit may be filed. Sometimes, your ticket may specify which court you must file your claim in.
When you fail to follow these terms in your ticket, you may not recover damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Engaging a Miami cruise ship medical malpractice attorney for help with your claim can be critical to ensuring that your case is filed properly and timely.Miami Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Law Firm
When your cruise ship injury or illness is not handled correctly by the onboard medical team, you may be left with undue pain and suffering. Your injuries could be made worse by delays or lack of treatment, poor training, or errors made by the cruise ship’s doctor or medical staff. And if you cannot get the medical treatment you need until you return, you may be stuck with costly medical bills and be forced to miss work while you recover.
You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against the cruise line, but you must move quickly. At Wolfson & Leon, we offer a free and confidential case evaluation where you can learn more about your rights when you've been hurt. Our personal injury attorneys can review the specifics of your claim and let you know what legal remedies may be available.
If your cruise ship injury or illness was made worse by the medical attention received aboard the ship or when docked at port, contact Wolfson & Leon today for a free consultation at (305) 285-1115.