Injured Carnival Fantasy passenger disembarks at Port of Charleston

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 3:52 pm    

An injured passenger on the Doral, Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Fantasy cruise ship was evacuated by a Charleston County emergency medical services response team and members of the Charleston Fire Department of South Carolina shortly after the ship left the Charleston port for a Bahamas cruise, WCSC reported on August 14.

Carnival spokesperson Aly Bello said they returned to the terminal after departing so that an injured passenger could debark; the passenger was transported to a shore-side medical facility for the treatment of his injuries. The ship’s five-day itinerary remained on schedule.

When an injury occurs on a cruise ship, there is an increased risk of inadequate or sub par medical care. Should you experience a situation like this and prompt medical attention was denied to you, the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A., may advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation you need to recover. Call our offices at (786) 375-0344 today to discuss your case.


Boy injured on cruise ship flown to the hospital by the Coast Guard

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 3:51 pm    

The Coast Guard evacuated a four-year-old boy from a Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City after he suffered a head injury, NBC40 reported on July 28.

According to a report by a Norwegian Breakaway staff member, the boy fell from his bunk bed and incurred a head injury. The Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center was contacted around 9:45 a.m. about the incident. The helicopter crew managed to reach the cruise ship at 3 p.m. and carried the boy and his mother aboard to transport them to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Hospital administrators have reported that the boy is now in stable condition.

Cruises are a convenient way for many Americans to vacation, however, if an accident were to occur, there is often not proper medical care available. If you have been injured on a cruise ship, discuss your legal options with the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A., today by calling (786) 375-0344.


One passenger injured onboard Majesty of the Seas

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 4:27 pm    

A cruise ship passenger, who was not named by the authorities, was taken via helicopter to a hospital in Miami, Florida after the person incurred a head injury while aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas on May 21, NBC South Florida reported.

The cause of the head wound is still unclear, although authorities placed the time of the accident at 11:30 p.m. in waters not far from Miami. Miami Fire Rescue Captain Robert Hevia said the victim was brought to Mercy Hospital and was promptly admitted to the emergency room. The cruise ship continued to the Bahamas as planned without any delay of its travel schedule.

Despite being famous for their convenience as an inclusive vacation, cruises can be a dangerous place to sustain an injury. It may result in an injured or ill passenger waiting for adequate medical treatment not readily available on the ship. Call (786) 375-0344 to speak with a member of our Florida-based legal team at The Vucci Law Group, P.A. if you experience this situation.


Cruise ship employee charged for assault

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 6:48 pm    

An employee of Holland America Line was arrested on Sunday, February 16 in Port Everglades, Florida.

Ketut Pujayasa, 28, an employee on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting a 31-year-old female passenger.

In addition to battery and sexual assault, he allegedly tried to throw her overboard along the coast of Honduras. The assault took place on Friday, February 14. Pujayasa was held without bond after making a court appearance in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, February 18.

Cruise ship passengers are exposed to numerous dangers like accidents, disease outbreaks, drowning, and dangerous assailants. Should you find yourself injured or hurt due to any kind of incident while you’re on a cruise ship, seek legal help from our attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci P.A.. Call (786) 375-0344 to speak with a member of our skilled legal team.


Former employee sues Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 4:33 pm    

On Monday, December 9, Peter Simon, a former cruise ship employee, filed a lawsuit against Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. alleging that the company refused to take action regarding the injury that he received while working aboard the ship.

According to the lawsuit, Simon was arranging coffee cups in preparation for a guest dinner when a particular lifting motion caused injury to his lumbar spine. Simon said the respondent failed to properly provide back support and suitable medical assistance, leading to the worsening of his physical condition.

Simon’s doctors advised him to avoid straining his spine due to “disc herniation, nerve compression, and spondylosis.”  These medical instructions disable the plaintiff from continuing his work aboard the cruise line.

Specialized legal representation is available to passengers and workers that sustain injuries while aboard a cruise ship. If you have been injured within the duration of an excursion, contact the Louis A. Vucci P.A.. Call (786) 375-0344 today to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney.