Thursday, February 12, 2015
Patients can Now Sue Cruises with an NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney
When one talks about medical malpractice, what almost immediately comes to mind is the notion that it only applies to typical land-based hospitals. However, what if such a case happens in a cruise ship’s ER? Back in the day, patients who believed that they’d been denied the right to urgent, top-quality medical care while on a cruise basically couldn’t sue those who were responsible. By virtue of an old ruling from 1988, cruise lines were immune to lawsuits and the only party that could be sued was the specific medical provider serving aboard the vessel.