$250,000 Settlement

This was a wrongful death case against a cruise ship and its corporate officers. Our client’s husband had a heart attack while on the cruise. The ship did not have an automated external defibrillator and failed to call the U.S. Coast Guard to get the man back to shore for treatment, even though they called the Coast Guard to take a man with a broken leg back to shore just days before. The ship also sailed in strong seas without its main engine working and that slowed the return of the ship to port and decreased the man’s chance of survival. The ship was in bankruptcy, but we were able to lift the bankruptcy stay, make a recovery against an insurance policy, and give the family a sense of justice and a better understanding of what caused the man’s death.

This was a wrongful death case against a cruise ship and its corporate officers. Our client’s husband had a heart attack while on the cruise. The ship did not have an automated …

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