According to the most recent media reports close to seventy passengers on board the Majesty of the Seas Royal Caribbean cruise line have fell ill due to a stomach illness linked to tainted food onboard the vessel. The ship was on a Caribbean rout including port in the Bahamas and Key West Florida, finally docking in Miami harbor. According Royal Caribbean officials there were 2,500 passengers on board with 800 crew members two of which fell ill as well. Evidence of the specific viral or bacterial agent causing the mass illness had yet to be reported however Norovirus seem to be the most likely culprit. Lawsuit Information: Our law firm is currently investigating potential class action (mass tort) as well as single party claims against the owners and operators of Royal Caribbean cruise line in behalf of injured passengers. If you or a loved one have fallen ill while onboard the Majesty of the Seas cruise ship contact our law offices today. All legal consultations regarding your claim are provided free of charge. Financial Recovery Available for Victims of Cruise Ship Food Poisoning: Victims of serious injuries due to the negligent or wrongful actions of cruise ship operators are entitled to monetary restitution for all harms suffered. A determination of the settlement amount in cruise ship food borne illness claims is based on several important factors including
- The extent of the physical harm suffered – evidenced via hospitalization, time required for recuperation, other medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs.
- Other types of economic damages – including lost wages, loss of future earnings, requirement for future medical and rehabilitation care, and property damage.
- Non Economic damage – recover for pain and suffering including bouts of depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders.