Cruise Ship Coronavirus Lawsuits
Cruise Ship Passengers Exposed to Coronavirus May Be Eligible for Financial Compensation
Were you one of the many individuals who embarked on a cruise ship earlier this year expecting the trip of a lifetime, only for it to be devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic that swept the world? If so, you are not alone. Due to crowded, semi-enclosed areas, repeated ongoing exposure in confined environments and minimal medical resources, cruise ships are the perfect breeding ground for the COVID-19 infection. And a number of cruise ships around the world have contributed to the increased risk and rampant spread of the disease.
The Diamond Princess Was the First Ship to Experience Major Outbreak
The first cruise ship to have a major outbreak earlier this year was the British Diamond Princess, which quarantined its passengers and crew members for nearly 30 days. More than 700 people were infected and 12 people died. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that the virus may have been negligently spread throughout the ship via food service workers. However, the Diamond Princess was not the only ship to fail to warn its passengers properly of the outbreak and poorly manage the spread of the disease. If you are one of the many passengers who was diagnosed with COVID-19 after disembarking a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation and should contact your personal injury lawyers in The Villages today.
What Should You Do If You or a Loved One Has Been Exposed to Coronavirus on a Cruise Ship?
If you or someone you know is a resident of The Villages or any other retirement community in Central Florida, then you are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and developing serious complications. Furthermore, retirees and older individuals make up a large majority of the cruise ship population. But fortunately, the personal injury attorneys of Babiarz Law Firm, P.A. can help. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Coronavirus following a cruise, we encourage you to contact us to learn about your rights.
To find out if you are eligible, contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers for cruise ship Coronavirus lawsuits. We are happy to answer any questions, explain your legal rights; and help you determine an appropriate plan of action.