There are various ways that a person can be injured while boarding a cruise ship. Medical treatment on a cruise ship is supposed to be competent and provided with a great deal of care like it would be in any other medical setting. When a passenger is not treated and cared for as they should be and are injured as a result, the cruise line’s doctors and nurses could be found responsible for their injuries.
Any lack of treatment, delay of treatment, poor quality of treatment, as well as care, are all reasons for the doctors or nurses in a cruise ship to be accountable for a medical malpractice claim. Cruise ships do not focus so much on the medical staff that is present on their vessel. They are more focused on having all the entertainment activities and luxurious events. What happens when someone is injured on a cruise ship? They will not be given the care that they deserve.
The medical professionals within cruise ships should be qualified, trained and experienced in the field. When a mistake by any of these “professionals” was the result of a negligent or reckless act, the passenger can find reasons to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against either the cruise line or the medical professional when they are injured by it. Victims who were injured during their cruise experience are represented by Percy Martinez Law Firm which fight for their rights.. Compensation should be given to those who are injured by their inadequacy.
The Different Types of Medical Malpractice That Can Happen to a Passenger
A medical mistake that occurs in another medical setting such as a hospital, can be the same mistakes that occur in a cruise ship. Some of those include:
- Not diagnosing in time which delays treatment
- Not diagnosing at all which leads to no treatment
- Diagnosing but not with the right condition which leads to inappropriate treatment
- Giving a wrong medication
- Making a mistake during a treatment, and
When Is A Cruise Line Liable for Their Medical Staffs Actions?
For many years, suing a cruise line because of a medical staffs actions did not exist. They could not be held liable for their mistakes. Since 2014, that rule had been overturned by the 11th Circuit of Court Appeals. Now, if any of the following pertains to the cruise ship and their medical staff, then the cruise ship can be found responsible for their actions. Those examples include:
- The cruise line has the ability to fire and hire medical professionals
- The cruise ship made the medical staff wear the cruise ship’s uniform
- The cruise ship told their passengers about their medical center and medical team
Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ship Lawyers
Cruise ships should focus on using their resources towards their medical staff and center to ensure that adequate care is given to the passengers aboard. Cruise lines can be found liable for having inadequate medical staff aboard that cause an injury to a passenger. Percy Martinez Law Firm holds the medical staff and cruise line accountable for every wrongdoing that they cause their passengers and crew members. No harm should go undone in cruise ships, especially since they are receiving money from these passengers.