Handling Cruise Ship
Handling Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Cases



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Course Description

This program was recorded on June 17, 2019

Cruise ships employ trained doctors, nurses and have a fairly advanced infirmary capable of handling many medical situations. However, there are limitations and emergencies which require much more advanced medical care and beyond the capabilities of cruise ship infirmaries and physician’s experience. Operational decisions must be factored into any clinical treatment plan for emergency patients. This CLE will cover all aspects of cruise ship medicine from applicable case law, standards, chain of command, operational issues, and more.

Thomas Scolaro
Tom Scolaro, a partner at the Miami-based personal injury law firm of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A., is an experienced trial lawyer having tried many cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients, including the largest personal injury verdict in Monroe County history. In that case, Mr. Scolaro obtained a $40.5 million dollar verdict for the victim of an assault in a hotel parking garage. Over the course of his career, Mr. Scolaro has obtained over $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured victims throughout Florida. Mr. Scolaro handles all types of complex liability and severe injury cases in all courts throughout Florida. He is a nationally recognized leader in negligent security cases and an advocate for civil justice for crime victims.

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  1. Law and Forum Selection
  2. Understanding the limits of cruise ship medicine
  3. Causes of action for guests vs. crew members injured by malpractice
  4. Operational feasibility
  5. Actual case studies and examples from beginning to end