Cruise Ship Case Settlements

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Cruise Passenger Claim

  • The Plaintiff, while a passenger aboard Carnival's vessel, slipped and fell on a wet floor that was being cleaned. As a result, the Plaintiff suffered aggravation of pre-existing back conditions as well as new injuries to his back. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • A family on vacation aboard Royal Caribbean's vessel participated in a shore excursion offered by Royal Caribbean. While Plaintiffs and other passengers were on the shore excursion vehicle, the brakes of the vehicle failed and it began careening downward out of control, ultimately striking a building and foliage before coming to a halt. The collision caused Plaintiffs to be thrown about the interior of the vehicle, resulting in physical injury and emotional trauma. The Plaintiffs sued the cruise line, Royal Caribbean, as well as the shore excursion operators, Pirate Duck Adventure. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • The Plaintiff, while a passenger aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's vessel, fell while descending a very inclined ship's gangway. As a result thereof, she suffered injuries to her hip which required surgery and physical therapy. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • The Plaintiff, while a passenger aboard Royal Caribbean's vessel, slipped and fell due to a wet substance on the floor. As a result, the Plaintiff suffered a broken hip which required corrective surgery. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Settlement Amounts Confidential
    *Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.


Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim

  • 14-year-old girl passenger was raped and sexually assaulted by a bar waiter employed by Defendant. The waiter dragged the girl into the ship's pantry while she was walking alone on an open deck at night. The bar waiter pled guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Two passengers celebrating their birthdays were sexually assaulted in their cabin by a steward employed by Defendant. The steward entered Plaintiffs' cabin while they were taking an afternoon nap. When Plaintiffs woke up, the steward was sexually assaulting them. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • The Plaintiff, employed on Defendant's ship, was taking a shower in the female crewmember bathroom when she was sexually assaulted and raped by a male crewmember also employed by Defendant. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • The Plaintiff, while a passenger aboard Defendant's ship, was sexually assaulted by a crewmember employed by Defendant. After dinner service, the Plaintiff was having a drink with the maitre' D when he sexually assaulted her. As a result of the attack, she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Settlement Amounts Confidential
    *Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.


Crewmember's Claim for Injuries

  • Plaintiff injured her back upon lifting a full-size bed while working as a cabin stewardess on Defendant, Oceanic Cruises' ship. The pain in Plaintiff's back radiated to her left leg and she was diagnosed with two (2) lumbar disc fractures. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Plaintiff was burned while carrying a pan of hot caramelized sugar while employed as a pastry cook on Norwegian Cruise Line's ship. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Settlement Amounts Confidential
    *Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.


Seaman's Claim for Injuries

  • The Plaintiff, a twenty-nine (29) year old seaman employed as a butcher on Defendant, Royal Caribbean's ship, cut his right index finger while using a machine to cut a large piece of beef. The machine did not have a safety device to protect Plaintiff's finger from the blade and Defendant failed to provide him with safety cutting gloves. As a result of the dangerous working conditions, the top third of Plaintiff's right index finger was amputated. Plaintiff was also required to undergo three (3) surgeries and complete physical therapy. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Plaintiff's safety glasses continued to fog up while working aboard a vessel as a QMED Electrician. Despite his request, he was not provided with any anti-fog wipes for his glasses. When Plaintiff used a cargo hold exhaust vent to let the wind dry off the glasses' interior, a piece of metal blew into Plaintiff's right eye and caused a center corneal scar. As a result, he was unable to hold a career as QMED Electrician or any other seagoing position because his vision in the right eye dropped significantly and he had total night blindness. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Settlement Amounts Confidential
    *Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.


Wrongful Death Claim

  • Decedent was working as a roofer in the course and scope of his employment with Defendant when he fell from a roof which resulted in his death. Following his death, the job site was inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Florida ("OSHA"). OSHA cited Defendant for three "serious" safety violations and one additional violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. These citations are in addition to at least eight (8) other previous OSHA violations to Plaintiff's knowledge. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount at mediation.
  • Settlement Amounts Confidential
    *Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.


Grynenko vs. Inn. Thinking - $1,500,000.00

Dudka vs. Mulder Holdings - $1,000,000.00

Azzam vs. Northern Trust Bank - $666,600.00

Allum vs. Sulphur Carriers - $653,000.00

Morgan vs. American Motors - $600,000.00

Refugia vs. Royal Caribbean - $560,000.00

Wilson vs. Bender - $540,000.00

Rosania vs. Fitzpatrick - $370,000.00

Cutler vs. U.S.A. - $260,995.00

Ennia Gen Ins vs. Ferguson - $259,000.00

Young vs. M/V Federico R - $150,000.00

Coffill vs. Universal Health - $120,000.00

Jose Valencia vs. Norwegian - $80,000.00

Ortiz vs. Universal Alco S.A - $75,000.00

Handley vs. White - $66,000.00

Monroe vs. Carnival - $37,000.00


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