Led by partner Deborah J. Gander, the firm in 2005 obtained $60.9 million in injury compensation, the largest amount ever awarded in a Federal Tort Claims Act case in the country. Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez found the Obstetrics Clinic in Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida, liable for medical negligence in the delivery of a brain-injured baby.
Our class action team achieved a $100 million settlement from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national funeral company, and its subsidiary, Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The case alleged that the companies buried families in the wrong graves, and the company agreed to compensate for the families’ grievances and provide in-kind services.
Lion Air Flight 610 Update: Investigators Release Preliminary Crash ReportOn October 29, 2018, a Lion Air flight traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Pangkal Pinang crashed into the Java Sea after experiencing a flight control problem minutes after departure. There were no survivors. The Republic of Indonesia’s Komite Nasional Keselamatan Transportasi (KNKT) recently published a preliminary report about Lion Air ...
NHTSA Investigates General Motors Over Faulty Braking SystemAccording to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), more than 2.7 million General Motors (GM) vehicles could be affected by deteriorating brake assist vacuum pumps. After receiving 111 complaints about 2014, 2015 and 2016 truck and SUV models, NHTSA has launched an ...
Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Starwood’s Database HackAccording to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. ...
Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney on Swimming and Diving Injuries
Diving accidents at a pool on a cruise ship can leave victims with catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Mike Eidson has represented clients and families involved in a number of cases involving diving injuries. In this video, he explains one case involving a person who was seriously injured while diving into a pool on a cruise ship, and the egregious lack of warnings and safety measures taken by the cruise ship company that led to the young man’s paralysis. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a cruise line, often, you will have to file your case in Miami within a very short time period. No matter where in the world your cruise ship accident occurred, we are prepared to look into your case to determine whether you are owed damages for your injuries.
A few years ago, our firm represented a young man who suffered a paralyzing diving accident. They were drinking at a bon voyage party operated by the cruise ship before leaving port. Alcohol drinking was encouraged by the ship as part of the fun on board to attract customers. After an hour or so, our client walked over and decided to go for a swim. The pool was not covered and there was only about three feet of water in the pool. There were no markers on the pool warning about the danger of diving or other markers warning that it was dangerous or prohibited diving. We argued that it was reasonable for him to believe that it was safe to do that because nothing warned about the depth. We found video advertisements made by the defendant showing diving into the exact pool, practically the exact spot and found design drawings which required no diving signs on the edge of the pool that were never implemented. We also argued the unlimited alcohol provided by the cruise ship encouraged this kind of behavior. We were able to secure a satisfactory settlement for our client. Contact our lawyers at (305) 476-7400 or contact our website at Colson.com for more information.
(*) Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.