An 80-year-old female passenger was medevacked from a Carnival cruise ship, reportedly after a fall that injured her head.  The fall required immediate medical attention.

The passenger was traveling on the Carnival Ecstasy, which was approximately five hours into its five-day Bahama voyage after leaving Charleston, South Carolina. The Coast Guard was notified at 9:15 p.m. ET that a passenger had suffered a head injury after a fall.

Due to the nature of the injuries and age of the passenger, the U.S. Coast Guard immediately dispatched a rescue helicopter from Air Station Savannah. The crew met the ship approximately 55 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. They were able to successfully lift her from the ship to the helicopter where the passenger was taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment.

One of the most common injuries we see as cruise ship passenger attorneys are slip, trip and falls. Whether it be down a staircase, slipping and falling on the ship’s deck or tripping over a threshold- these falls can result in serious injuries.

If you are injured on a cruise it is important to consult with an experienced maritime personal injury attorney. These cases must be filed in Miami Federal Court regardless of where the accident occurred and regardless of where the injured victim is from.

We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety. We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits. You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.


Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights. Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.

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