MAN GETS AIRLIFTED OFF OF CRUISE SHIP

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

Posted: September 11, 2007

THIS JUST IN FROM PORTLAND, Ore.  MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN.  PERSONAL INJURY?  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE? A Coast Guard rescue helicopter airlifted an 80-year-old man who had been near death from a cruise ship 60 miles off the coast of Oregon. After a medical crew aboard the ship revived him Sunday, the Coast Guard says, the crew of a HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Astoria hoisted and transported the man to the Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland. A nursing supervisor would not release information on the man's condition Monday. The passenger's name was not released. He was on the ship Dawn Princess with nearly 2,000 other passengers. QUESTIONS REMAIN as to what was the condition of the passenger which warranted airlifting.  Was the condition caused by an injury from an accident casuing personal injury onboard?  Was the condition caused or aggravated by the medical maopractice of the shipboard medical personnel?  These are the questions we will be looking at over the next few days. At Hickey Law Firm, P.A., we just filed suit against Carnvial Cruise Lines last week for their medical malpractice onboard a ship.  In that case, the captain of the ship refused to alter or change course even though the passenger, Helen Kerr, was in a critical state and needed real medical care off of the ship.  The medical personnel on the ship, treated the pleural effusion (fluid in the lings) with the exactly wrong medication;  instead of giving her medication to reduce the liquids in her lungs, that is diuretics, they gave her more liquids in her system.  The passenger essentially drowned in her own fluids. See our website for information on what to do in the event of an injury in a cruise ship:  https://www.hickeylawfirm.com/. See also http://www.cruiseshipassault.com/.  The bottom line is get medical care immediately. Document and report everything.  This includes reporting it to the cruise line, taking photos, and going to your doctor and whatever specialist he/she sends you to.] It also includes calling us at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. toll free at: 1.800.215.7117.  Our consultations are always free. We work on a contingency basis.  Personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assaults, and medical malpractice.  This all happens on cruise ships and we have handled these types of claims for 27 years. 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 is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He 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:  https://www.hickeylawfirm.com/ and CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1.800.215.7117.