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


received in a medical malpractice case against a cardiologist who misdiagnosed a heart attack, which resulted in the patient’s death.


Doe v. Cruise Line. Crewmember suffered back injury and broncospasm due to chemical exposure.


Puga v. Faneuil Inc. Car Accident. Van ran SUV off expressway causing driver of SUV to be quadriplegic. Officer at scene reported that our client caused the accident.


Cornelius v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Settlement on the final day of trial for a cruise ship passenger who suffered injury from a loose seat in a cruise ship spa. The passenger was seated on a stool at the spa when, because of negligent maintenance and inspection, the loose seat came off, causing her to fall 4 to 5 feet to the ceramic floor and suffer through nearly 8 years of extensive medical treatment for her back, as well as what is likely a lifetime of chronic back pain.


Passenger v. Cruise line. Slip and fall resulting in fractured leg and severe injury to right ankle. 


Medical malpractice


Plaintiff fell off stage while participating in a charity event


Car accident.


Passenger v. Singlescruise.com: Cruise organizer sponsored an excursion which was an excursion in Cozumel which was a party with unlimited drinking and diving from a seawall into the ocean. Client dove in, hit his head, and became a quadriplegic.


Sexual assault resulting in aggravation of serious psychological and psychiatric condition 


received for a slip and fall on a cruise ship, which resulted in permanent mid-carpal ligament damage to the right hand of a chiropractor.


slip and fall resulting in fractured arm among other injuries. 


awarded in a personal injury lawsuit against Sunrise Music Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to a woman who injured her knee in a slip and fall, which required arthroscopy and a knee replacement.


Doe v. Shipping line. Wrongful death


Doe (Passenger) v. Cruise Line:  Cruise ship orchestra platform lowered then Master of Ceremonies directs passenger to walk across stage and in to orchestra pit. Passenger suffers massive internal injuries and traumatic brain injury.


Cruise passenger slip and fall resulting in torn meniscus


wrongful death settlement for a construction accident involving hydrogen sulfide poisoning, confined space and OSHA violations. Martinez v. Florida Power & Light Co., Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, case number 04-2817 CA 21. Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L) owns and is responsible for maintaining the manholes into which it runs cable. That includes the manhole at 18th Street and Bay Road in Miami Beach, Florida. On October 10, 2002, employees of a subcontractor of Florida Power & Light Co. went into the manhole not realizing that the manhole was filled with hydrogen sulfide gas. At high levels of concentration, the gas numbs the olfactory nerves that allow us to have the sense of smell, and the hydrogen sulfide becomes undetectable without gas detection equipment. The men apparently failed to use gas detectors or other required safety equipment. FP&L also failed to provide these men with the safety training and the information on the incidence of hydrogen sulfide in manholes in Miami Beach, which FP&L provides its own employees. FP&L utilizes the same subcontractor on a regular basis. One of the men on the job went into the manhole. The supervisor (and person in charge of safety on the job), Osvaldo Martinez, went down to rescue his buddy. Both of them died in the manhole. The estate of the decedent Martinez recovered $600,000, even though Martinez was the supervisor on the job. FP&L had a duty to the employees of its contractors to keep the workplace safe.


Slip and fall resulting in tear of the meniscus of right knee, injured cervical discs with nerve root impingment, and back injuries. 


Meagher V. Able Sanitation Inc and Key Biscayne Beach Club, Inc. fall downstairs.