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Florida Maritime Injury Law Center Opens Cruise Ship Injury Division For Food Poisoning On Cruise Ships

Florida Maritime Injury Law Center, One Of The Oldest Cruise Ship Injury Law Firms In Florida, Helps Victims of Food Poisoning on Cruise lines

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, January 27, 2014 / -- Maritime Injury Law Center of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Florida reminds vacationers on cruise ships that food poisoning is one of the most common injuries passengers encounter. We are reminded of this with the recent news of a 10-day Royal Caribbean cruise ship returning two days early after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that caused 600 passengers to become ill.
According to Paul Ansel, the lead lawyer for the firm " I have handled 100's of cruise ship food poisoning cases in my over 4 decades experience with cruise ship injuries.""It is not uncommon".

Food poisoning outbreaks on ships are of concern to the cruiselines because of their serious health consequences for passengers and crew and high costs to the industry. "Salmonella spp,enterotoxigenic E. coli spp, Shigella spp, noroviruses (formally called Norwalk-like viruses), Vibrio spp, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Cyclospora sp, and Trichinella occur on ships. According to Ansel"inadequate temperature control, infected food handlers, contaminated raw ingredients, cross-contamination, inadequate heat treatment are the common factors we have seen leading to food poisoning".

We asked" Can a passenger sue for food poisoning on a cruise ship vacation"? Ansel responded
" Yes, a passenger can sue the cruise line company at their home office location for food poisoning. "However, these are not always easy cases to win." In order to get compensation the passenger must prove that the food eaten was contaminated and that the food was the source of the illness." If more than one passenger got food poisoning at the same time, like in this recent Carribean Cruise Line incident, and they all ate the same food or if the CDC issued an outbreak warning on the food eaten, then passengers would have a more viable lawsuit. There is strength in numbers. The more passengers involved, the more likely the passenger’s claim is will hold."
Remember, food poisoning on a cruise ship is an injury governed by admiralty laws or law of the sea. You will need a maritime personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters.
Passengers injured on a cruise ship or who have gotten food poisoning on a cruise vacation are directed to call Paul Ansel, at the Maritime Injury Law Center and speak to a cruise ship food poisoning lawyer with offices conveniently located near both the Port of Miami and Port Everglades Maritime Injury Law Center Florida
601 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-2007
Telephone: +1 (954) 922-9100
The Cruise Ship Injury Law Center handles cruise ship injuries thru-out Florida

Paul Ansel
Florida Maritime Injury Law Center
954 922 9100
email us here

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