MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE ONBOARD CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE RESULTS IN DEATH OF PASSENGER

Cruise Ship, Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Miami, Florida & Nationwide

Posted: January 13, 2010

KERR v. CARNIVAL CORPORATION The following is a description of a personal injury case we have filed. This is a case involving a personal injury aboard the Carnival Legend, a cruise ship owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. On the date of the accident, Ms. Kerr presented to the ship’s hospital with a chronic cough. The cough was caused by pleural effusion, a medical condition which causes the body’s fluids to back up in the lungs. If not properly treated or diagnosed, pleural effusion results in the patient literally drowning in her own fluids. Had the ship’s doctor and medical staff properly diagnosed Ms. Kerr’s condition promptly, administered diuretics to her, properly utilized the necessary oxygen saturation equipment to treat her, made sure the oxygen saturation equipment was operating properly, and/or made sure the medical staff was trained to properly use the equipment, they could have stopped the pleural effusion and prevented her from suffocating. Instead, the ship’s doctor and medical staff administered fluids to Ms. Kerr, which not only aggravated her condition, but deprived her of oxygen and ultimately killed her. We are fighting… for the safety and security of you and your family. Making cruise lines, other commercial facilities, and products safer and more secure, one case at a time. Call us today. All consultations are free and strictly confidential. TOLL FREE: 1.800.215.7117. See our website for information on what to do in the event of an injury on a cruise ship: www.hickeylawfirm.com. See also www.cruiseshipassault.com. The bottom line is get medical care immediately, take photos of the area where you were injured, get the names and contact information of witnesses, and report the accident or incident at once. Also, CALL HICKEY LAW FIRM, P.A., TOLL FREE AT: 1.800.215.7117. Our consultations are always free. We work on a contingency fee basis; if we don’t recover, you don’t pay. Personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assaults, and medical malpractice. This all happens on cruise ships and we have handled these types of claims for 29 years. The cruise ship industry has restricted when and where you can place a claim. Those restrictions appear in the fine print of the ticket. The ticket may also have a provision that requires you to file your claim within one year of the time cruise ship accidents occur, and they also require that claims be made in Miami, FL. Because of these limitations, it is important to have representation from an experienced attorney who can ensure you take the necessary steps in case of cruise ship accidents. Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is headed up by John H. (Jack) Hickey. Hickey was born and raised in the cruise line capital of the world, Miami, Florida. For the first 17 years of his career, Hickey represented the cruise lines and insurance companies. Now he represents you, the seriously injured, the family of a loved one who has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, the victim of a sexual assault, or the victim of medical malpractice. Hickey has testified before Congress about safety and security onboard cruise ships and claims against cruise lines. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a Past President of the Dade County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Hickey has been named by his peers as a “SUPERLAWYER” in the Superlawyer.com publication (the top 5% of all lawyers); as a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide (2004 to present); and as a “Legal Elite” member in Florida Trend Magazine (2006) (top 1.7% of all lawyers). He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. Hickey is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell, the international directory of lawyers, a rating achieved by only 5% of all attorneys. CONTACT US AND SEE OUR RESULTS AT: www.hickeylawfirm.com and CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1.800.215.7117.