In order to determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim against a cruise line, it is best to immediately seek the legal advice of an experienced New York cruise ship medical malpractice attorney. However, you can initially consider the following important questions:
- Did the medical staff diagnose you incorrectly?
- Did you experience pain or injury after receiving medical care onboard the ship?
- Did your symptoms worsen during the cruise?
- Did you require emergency hospitalization?
If you are injured or get sick while onboard a cruise, you will have no choice but to rely heavily on the cruise ship medical staff to treat your injuries competently. There are limited options out at sea, so it is imperative that the cruise line staff respond to your medical needs immediately and professionally. If you are denied medical care or a cruise line medical staff causes you further harm or sickness, you may have a medical malpractice claim against the cruise line.
Common Injuries Resulting in Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Claims
When you are on a cruise to an exotic location, the only source of medical care and treatment may be the one offered onboard. If the onboard healthcare team fails to adequately and competently treat you, there may be medical negligence. Common types of medical negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to provide prompt medical care and treatment
- Incorrect medical treatment
- Denied medical care and treatment
Getting Compensation for Your Injuries
Regardless of what caused you to get further injured while onboard a cruise, it is in your best interest to immediately consult with an experienced NYC cruise line medical malpractice attorney. If your attorney determines you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Out of pocket expenses related to the accident
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If you or a family member were further injured by medical negligence while sailing on a cruise line or were injured and the onboard doctor or nurse refused to help, you may be entitled to damages.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has been successfully pursuing cruise line medical malpractice claims on behalf of residents in New York and from other parts of the world. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.