In this video cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey discusses cruise ship medical malpractice.
In the past, cruise lines were not necessarily responsible for the medical negligence of onboard doctors. Now, a more recent court decision has changed this, and cruise line can be held responsible for the medical malpractice of onboard doctors.
Similar to medical malpractice claims which arise in most other treatment settings, in cruise ship medical malpractice cases the victim must prove that the onboard doctor made mistakes which caused injuries that otherwise would not have occurred.
Hickey recommends that if you become sick or injured while cruising, it is best to get back to the U.S. as quickly as possible in order to receive competent treatment.