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Authorities Identify Two Women Killed In Fisher Island Ferry Accident

February 21, 2020

Authorities have identified the two victims of a tragedy in which a car fell into the sea from the Fisher Island ferry earlier this week. 

The two women were sitting in an automobile which was being transported by the Fisher Island ferry Tuesday when the car rolled forward as the ferry pulled away from the dock at Fisher Island. 

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2 Diamond Princess Passengers Die of Coronavirus

February 20, 2020

Two passengers from the fated Diamond Princess cruise voyage that was riddled with coronavirus have died.

ABCNews.go.com reports that the victims were an elderly man…

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Japanese Disease Expert Criticizes Diamond Princess Quarantine

February 19, 2020

Infectious disease experts are speaking out about the Diamond Princess coronavirus quarantine, which authorities ordered as of February 3. Passengers were held aboard the ship until February 19 on fears that the ship was a hotbed for coronavirus. Those suspicions turned out to be a self-fulling prophecy, as the cooped-up passengers seemingly passed the virus to each other, eventually spreading from 10 people to over 600. 

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Diamond Princess Passengers Begin to Leave The Ship After 2 Weeks' Quarantine

February 18, 2020

Cruise passengers aboard the fated Diamond Princess cruise ship finally began to disembark from the ship today, after practically 2 weeks quarantine amid a serious coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel.

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U.S. Evacuates Hundreds of People From the Diamond Princess - 14 Test Positive for Coronavirus

February 17, 2020

As the number of cruise ship passengers ill with coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess grew to 454 on Monday, health officials are speculating that something must have gone horribly wrong with the ship’s quarantine of ill passengers. 

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Dozens of Americans Aboard Diamond Princess Diagnosed with Coronavirus

February 16, 2020

As the total number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamond Princess jumped to 355 Sunday, representing an increase of 70 cases over the previously reported figure, the number of American passengers report ill with coronavirus stands at 44.

Passengers have been held aboard the ship, which is docked off the coast of Japan, for nearly the past two weeks. Hundreds of passengers have tested positive for coronavirus during that time. Many are questioning the quarantine, saying that the confined living conditions aboard the ship may have facilitated the virus’ spread. 

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Authorities Report Nearly 70 New Cases of Coronavirus aboard Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

February 15, 2020

It seems that every day authorities report new cases of coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. What originally started as 10 cases had ballooned to over 220 cases as of yesterday. Now, one passenger who disembarked from another cruise ship has tested positive for the virus.

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Diamond Princess Begins to Let Some Quarantined Passengers Leave the Ship

February 14, 2020

For the past several weeks cruise passengers aboard the Diamond Princess have been quarantined aboard the ship amid an outbreak of coronavirus. What started as 10 cases of the virus eventually grew to over 200. While the majority of the ship’s passengers will remain quarantined, Japanese officials are slowly beginning to allow some to disembark.

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Cruise Ship Finally Docks at Cambodia After Other Countries Reject It on Coronavirus Concerns

February 13, 2020

Chinese health officials are understandably concerned about the spread of coronavirus.  as authorities declared 116 more people dead from the virus on Friday. Outside of mainland China, the largest contagion of coronavirus is occurring aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has reported over 200 cases. With this situation as the backdrop, a Holland America cruise ship had a difficult time docking over recent days, as country after country denied it port entry on fears that its passengers may be ill with norovirus.

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Can I Sue the Drug Manufacturer for A Defective FDA-Approved Drug?

February 13, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has countless responsibilities and doesn’t have the resources necessary to pursue the appropriate trials for every pharmaceutical drug or device it approves. That leaves patients taking FDA-approved drugs vulnerable to unforeseen and unstudied side effects that can be dangerous, even deadly. Our Miami product liability attorney explains in the video below how you can sue…

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