Sommers Schwartz attorney Matthew Turner filed a federal maritime action on behalf of a man injured while a passenger on one of the defendant’s cruise ships.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was traveling on an international cruise that originated in Rome, Italy, with a terminus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While at sea, the plaintiff slipped on a wet pool deck, resulting in a fractured left femur necessitating an open reduction and internal fixation that led to infection and sepsis. He underwent surgery to remove an infected gallbladder, spent two months in the hospital and a rehabilitation facility, and continues to undergo significant physical therapy.
The personal injury lawsuit claims that the pool deck lacked a safe coefficient of friction and the defendant failed to correct the danger. Further, the defendant failed to warn the plaintiff of the perilous condition and violated industry safety guidelines, among other alleged failures to exercise reasonable care.
The plaintiff seeks damages for pain, suffering, mental and emotional distress, aggravation of pre-existing ailments, and loss of mobility and physical activity. He also seeks damages for loss of income and earning capacity, incurred medical expenses, and the cost of future care and treatment.