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More Articles Concerning Cruise Ship Medical Services Revive Major Issue

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Although the medical facilities aboard a cruise ship can be limited, cruise lines claim that they have medical staff on board with training and experience that complies with the requirements of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  In cases where the medical event is beyond the abilities of the doctor or the facility to… Read More »


Passenger Dies On Cruise Prompting Vaccine Mandate For Passengers

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

After an elderly woman fell ill and died of COVID-19 aboard a cruise ship, the cruise lines are imposing stricter protocols for passengers. This includes being fully vaccinated unless you have a medical exemption or are under the age of 12. The move hopes to strengthen safety protocols aboard vessels where contagion outbreaks are… Read More »


Parents Sue After Toddler Is Sexually Assaulted Aboard Disney Cruises

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The parents of a toddler who was sexually assaulted aboard a Disney Cruise ship have filed a lawsuit against Disney Cruises seeking at least $20 million in damages. According to the complaint, the three-year-old was enrolled in the ship’s youth club. The youth club allows children up to 12 years old to join. At… Read More »


COVID-19 Restrictions Deny Family Passage Aboard Cruise Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

One Utah family is very angry after they were denied passage aboard a cruise ship. The cruise line tests all passengers using COVID-19 rapid tests. They also make sure that all passengers are vaccinated before entry. The man was traveling with his two children. Both he and his teenage daughter were vaccinated, but his… Read More »


Disney Faces Four Federal Lawsuits Related To COVID Exposure During Cruise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Disney Cruise Line is facing four federal lawsuits with plaintiffs in Utah and Arizona alleging that they and their children contracted the coronavirus aboard a Disney cruise. The incident occurred last March, apparently, just before the country-wide lockdown was put into place. Early reports of the virus in the U.S. came from cruise ships… Read More »


Preliminary NTSB Report Released For Seacor Disaster

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The NTSB has released a preliminary report concerning the Seacor vessel that capsized with 19 crew aboard. Six of the 19 were found alive and the bodies of six others have been recovered. The remaining are presumed dead. The search was called off 6 days after the incident occurred. Now, the grieving families of… Read More »


Jones Act Lawsuit Results In Change In Precedent

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A worker injured aboard a boat filed a lawsuit against his employer after he tripped and fell, injuring his ankle. The court determined that the worker was not a seaman, but rather some other sort of chap, and thus his exclusive remedy was the workers’ compensation system from which he was already recovering benefits…. Read More »


What You Need To Know Before Cruise Ships Sail Again

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Before you or your loved ones set sail this winter, it’s important to bear in mind that COVID-19 lawsuits filed by crew or passengers are now nearly impossible to win. So those who contract the virus while on the cruise will not be able to accuse the cruise line of failing to protect them,… Read More »


Lawsuit Filed After 9 Marines Die During Training Exercise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturer of an amphibious vessel after nine marines lost their lives during a training exercise. The amphibious vessel took on water and sank. While the lawsuit targets the manufacturer of amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), an internal investigation revealed that the Marines were undertrained to operate the vessel… Read More »


Florida Wins Major Victory Over The CDC

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The State of Florida has won a major victory in court over the CDC which had a no sail order in effect since March of 2020. A federal judge saw fit to lift the ban on sailing after being won over by cruise industry attorneys arguing on behalf of lifting the ban. The CDC… Read More »

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