Woman Dies on Cruise Ship
In November 2013, an 87-year-old woman was traveling on a cruise ship from Brazil when she suffered a fall down the stairs while the ship was sailing off the coast of Europe. She was on her way to the ship restaurant to eat dinner. Other passengers were on the elevator, so she decided to take the stairs. She hit her head when she fell, suffered a hematoma and began to vomit. She succumbed to her injuries the next day.
The cruise was a lifelong dream for the woman who had planned the trip with her two daughters. The ship was travelling back to Brazil from Spain when the accident occurred. She was from the state of Parana, Brazil but also spent time on the Sao Paulo coast.
Her son reported that his mother was very happy and exuded a joy for living. She didn’t look her age and always told her children that she wanted to live to be 100 years old. He was distressed that the cruise ship didn’t have the proper treatment available to care for her serious injuries. He and the rest of the family didn’t feel that the ship did enough for their mother as they didn’t arrange for emergency air transportation to tend to her. Representatives from the cruise ship countered by claiming that a pre-existing condition caused her fall.
A cruise line might attempt to defend themselves by arguing that a fall was caused by a person’s health and was not related to negligence or dangerous conditions onboard. Even if they are correct, they are not at liberty to disclose a passenger’s medical conditions to others. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. represents those who have suffered serious injuries or even death due to the negligence, recklessness or dangerous actions of others. Our Coral Springs cruise ship accident lawyer can handle almost any type of injury or wrongful death case imaginable, such as back injuries, brain injuries, broken bones or other severe injuries.
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