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Pursuing a Failure to Diagnose Claim

Cruise ship passengers place trust in cruise ship medical teams to provide care for them while they are at sea. The medical practitioners aboard are often the sole medical professionals that are capable of treating and caring for passengers that fall ill or require medical attention. When those practitioners fail to diagnose and treat a patient, that individual is at a greater risk of their condition worsening. Medical staff on cruise ships who fail to diagnose an injury or illness, causing the passenger to suffer physical and emotional repercussion may be liable for medical malpractice. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to help victims who experienced further complications from their condition going undiagnosed seek compensation.

Commonly Undiagnosed Conditions

Heart conditions and anxiety related disorders occur more frequently on cruises due to the stress individuals endure while on the ship. The most common, and potentially dangerous, disorders that fail to be diagnosed include:

  • Stroke
  • Fractures
  • Infection
  • Heart attack

Cruise ship passengers are in danger of an exacerbate injury or even death when the cruise ship medical staff fails to diagnose, misdiagnoses, or fails to treat individuals in a crisis. Cruise ship passengers are especially vulnerable when their condition is not diagnosed properly because of the lack of other nearby medical facilities.

Contact a Failure to Diagnose Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered injury due to a cruise ship medical staff member failing to diagnose an illness or condition, call Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. You could be eligible for financial compensation for your medical expenses and the pain and suffering you sustained. Please call (786) 375-0344 to discuss your situation and the legal options available to you.