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Court ruling reinstates negligence suit against cruise line
Court ruling reinstates negligence suit against cruise line

In a case involving a man who died after a head injury on a cruise, a U.S. appeals court issued a ruling that may eliminate the cruise industry's broad immunity from medical negligence lawsuits. Patricia Franza's lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises focuses on the treatment that her father, Pasquale Vaglio, received after he hit his head while the Explorer of the Seas was in port in Bermuda in 2011.  Vaglio was seen by the ship's nurse after the accident but received minimal treatment, and the onboard doctor did not evaluate him until four hours later, according to court records. Vaglio was airlifted the following day to a New York hospital, where he died a week...

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