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Florida Residents Ask If Authorities Will Allow Sick Cruise Passengers To Come To Florida

March 29, 2020

As the Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam signals that it is heading for Florida, Florida residents and officials are questioning if it is wise to allow the ship to dock at the port.

Local10.com reports that…

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Florida Couple Stranded Aboard Holland America Cruise Ship

March 28, 2020

A couple from Seminole County, Florida, along with thousands of other passengers and crew, is effectively trapped aboard the fated Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam

ClickOrlando.com reports

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The Troubling Truth About The Zaandam - Four Passengers Have Already Died

March 27, 2020

Just days ago the officials with Holland America expressed hope that its troubled ship, the MS Zaandam, would dock at Florida on March 30. Now that plan is in significant doubt after company officials reported that four passengers aboard the ship have died and two more have tested positive for coronavirus.

Every day it seems that…

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March 27, 2020

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Treasury Secretary May Be Barred From Using Stimulus To Help Cruise Companies

March 26, 2020

The cruise industry is in trouble. Cruise companies have voluntarily agreed to suspend sailings for 30 days, robbing the industry of much-needed revenue until mid-April. Today, Royal Caribbean and Princess announced that they would extend their suspension until May, further extending the financial pain. And now the industry is bracing for news that it may be denied stimulus bailout funds which it hoped would help mitigate the financial fallout from the cessation of sailing. 

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Future of the Holland America MS Zaandam and Its Passengers In Doubt

March 25, 2020

The saga of the Holland America ship MS Zaandam keeps getting more complicated. After passengers and crew members aboard the ship came down with flu-like symptoms, the Zaandam found itself unable to port due to worldwide heightened precautions relating to coronavirus. Yesterday we blogged that the Zaandam was finally headed to Florida and set to dock on March 30. Now, even that is uncertain. 

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Types of Medical Malpractice or Negligence Cases We Handle

March 25, 2020
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At the Hickey Law Firm, P.A., our skilled attorneys have successfully handled many different types of medical malpractice cases. We commonly deal with misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and failure to adequately monitor a patient after surgery. In the video below, John J. (Jack) Hickey provides additional information about these all-too-frequent instances of medical negligence.

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CruiseShip With 42 Sick Passengers Heads For Florida

March 24, 2020

It seems that every cruise ship currently sailing the world's seas may come under scrutiny when looking for a port. Over the past several weeks we have been blogging about the many ships that have had their itineraries modified and due to countries' refusing to allow them entry on fears that they may be carrying sick passengers.  

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Diamond Princess Data Indicates Coronavirus Can Stay Infectious for 17 Days

March 23, 2020

One of the most common questions the public has been asking in the wake of the coronavirus crisis is how is the virus spreads. Experts have warned the public that while the primary way people contract coronavirus is from person-to-person contact, they have also warned that the virus can live for up to several days on surfaces. Though the outer limit of this guidance has generally been that the virus can live on surfaces for up to three days, a recent report indicates that coronavirus survived for over two weeks on surfaces aboard a cruise ship.

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Over 40 Passengers and Crew Fall Ill on Holland America Cruise Ship

March 22, 2020

Cruise passengers aboard the MS Zaandam are facing possible quarantine after multiple passengers have shown flu-like symptoms.

BusinessInsider.com reports that 13 passengers and 29 crew members are sick aboard the ship…

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