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Medical negligence on cruise ships deserves firm representation

Last week, we discussed how the protections of medical professionals practicing on cruise ships might be changing. If you remember, those professionals were considered immune from lawsuits in the past, but a recent ruling says they can be held liable for medical malpractice lawsuits. Those who go on a cruise while vacationing away from Kentucky might wonder if this will apply to them.

The fact of the matter is that nobody seeks help from a medical professional with an expectation of being harmed. When you are on a cruise, you don’t usually have a say in who will provide medical care for you. This means that you will get whatever care is available. If you were harmed by medical professionals while on a cruise, you might wonder if you have a medical malpractice case.

One big issue with treatments on cruise ships is that you can’t seek a second opinion while on the ship. The case of the man discussed last week involved a head injury that he didn’t get adequate treatment for. Just because you are on a cruise doesn’t mean that you can’t receive suitable medical care. When you don’t get adequate care, you might have a claim for medical malpractice.

Knowing the laws and scrutinizing situations in your case can help us to determine if you have a claim for compensation. Whether the injury you suffered was a minor nuisance or a major catastrophe, we can help you to seek the compensation you deserve for any injury you suffered because of the negligence of medical professionals on a cruise.

O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC is located in Lexington, KY and serves clients in and around Lexington, Keene, Nicholasville, Versailles, Midway, Georgetown, Wilmore, Paris, Bourbon County, Fayette County, Jessamine County, Scott County and Woodford County.

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