Cruise Ship Onboard Medical Malpractice By Tod Aronovitz | 05/29/20 | 0 Comment

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When passengers are on a cruise ship and having the time of their lives, the last thing they expect to need is medical treatment for injuries or illnesses. However, there is a good chance that at some point along your journey, you or a loved one may need just that. When this happens, you will be dealing with medical staff on the ship that may have limited experience dealing with serious medical issues. As a result, they may fail to properly diagnose certain conditions or seek more advanced medical treatment. Should this happen, you may have a case of medical malpractice, which is why you should speak to Miami Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law as quickly as possible.

Failure to Properly Diagnose 

If you visit an onboard cruise ship doctor, they may not possess the expertise needed to properly diagnose what is wrong. As a result, they may prescribe incorrect medication or simply tell you whatever is wrong will clear up on its own. When this does not happen, an already serious condition becomes much worse and can even be life-threatening.

Failure to Seek Advanced Medical Treatment

In some situations such as when passengers hit their heads during a fall or when they contract an illness while visiting a foreign land, many cruise ship doctors will simply give them a quick exam and send them on their way. However, when symptoms worsen, they may also fail to seek advanced medical treatment by not making arrangements for the passenger to disembark the ship and be transported to a well-equipped hospital. 

Should these or other situations take place, the medical professionals on the cruise ship may have committed medical malpractice. If you believe this has taken place with you or a loved one, it is best to schedule a meeting immediately with Miami Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law.