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Are There Time Limits for Filing A Malpractice Claim?

December 09, 2019

All forms of civil lawsuits have a time limit for filing your claim. In the State of Florida, that time limit or Statute of Limitation is two years from the day that you first experienced signs of the injury or should have known of the injury. It takes time to compile the evidence and file a medical malpractice lawsuit, so it’s essential to get the process started as soon as possible. Learn more from our attorney in the video below. 

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Holland America Cruise Ship Delayed by Propeller Issue

December 08, 2019

A Holland America cruise ship was delayed by a propeller issue which caused the ship’s departure to be pushed back a full 24 hours. 

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Oosterdam was set to leave San Diego on Saturday but instead, the company performed “required maintenance” on the ship’s propeller. The company said that the issue does…

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MSN: These Are The Ships with the Worst Sanitation Scores in the History of the CDC Cruise Ship Sanitation Program

December 07, 2019

MSN.com recently published a report on the “ 10 nastiest cruise ships that have sailed in the US.” The report refers to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control program which evaluates cruise ships for sanitation and then ranks them on a scale from 0 to 100. 86 is the minimum passing grade. 

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MSN: These Are The Ships with the Worst Sanitation Scores in the History of the CDC Cruise Ship Sanitation Program

December 07, 2019

MSN.com recently published a report on the “ 10 nastiest cruise ships that have sailed in the US.” The report refers to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control program which evaluates cruise ships for sanitation and then ranks them on a scale from 0 to 100. 86 is the minimum passing grade. 

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Cruise Ship Reportedly Suffers Blackout

December 06, 2019

MaritimeBulletin.net reports that the cruise ship Vasco da Gama suffered a blackout after an alarm alerted ship authorities to potential danger aboard the ship. 

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CNN: Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Reports Up 67%

December 05, 2019

According to a CNN analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s cruise crime report, cruise ship sexual assault reports increased by 67% in 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018.

We blogged about this a couple of days ago but thought…

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Why Miami Could be Key to Your Cruise Injury Case

December 04, 2019

At Hickey Law Firm, P.A. we represent cruse injury victims from all over the globe. Cruise ships may depart from one country, call on various others, and finally dock a completely different destination. But despite the international nature of cruising, the city of Miami, Florida is key for many who wish to file suit against the cruise lines. 

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U.S. Coast Guard Evacuates Sick Passenger From Cruise Ship off North Carolina Coast

December 03, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated a man from a cruise ship sailing off the North Carolina coast on Monday afternoon.

WITN.com reports that the Coast Guard evacuated the victim from the Norwegian Bliss…

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Report: Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults Already High - Went Even Higher During Summer Months

December 02, 2019

Sexual assaults are reported aboard cruise ships at a rate that often outpaces all other reports of crimes combined. This comes as a shock to many people who tend to believe that cruise ships are floating paradises where nothing can go wrong. 

A new…

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Second Cruise Ship Illness Contagion Reported Aboard Norwegian Joy

December 01, 2019

The Norwegian Joy cruise ship has reported sick passengers for the second time in a week.

Authorities have not identified the cause of the sickness, which has sickened at least 10 passengers this time around. Passengers told CBS Los Angeles that symptoms included stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. 

One passenger reported that he…

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