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Are Cruise Ships Equipped For Medical Emergencies?

Dealing with a medical emergency probably isn’t the first thing you think about when planning a cruise vacation. You’re focused on the destination. The sights and experiences you’ll get to enjoy. The amenities offered on the cruise ship itself.

Unfortunately, medical emergencies are not landlocked. While not exactly common, they can happen anywhere and to anyone, and cruises are no exception. In fact, just a few weeks ago Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas became the first cruise ship to call in Key West since the beginning of the COVID pandemic due to a medical emergency — an 81-year-old man needed urgent medical care to help with septic shock.

The ship’s crew was able to get the passenger to a

The Dangers of Medical Malpractice on Florida Cruise Ships

Cruise ships are often places of joy – places where families do fun activities together and enjoy a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While cruising may be an escape from reality, some realities can follow you aboard a cruise line, including medical malpractice.

On a cruise ship, there are many ways someone could become hurt or ill and require medical attention. Passengers on these cruise ships expect medical care to be provided in a competent manner by the doctors and nurses on board who have been charged with their health and wellbeing.

If the medical care received isn’t sufficient or a condition is made worse by treatment received while onboard, you may have a case