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June 18, 2014

Solstice Crew Member Sues Celebrity Cruises for Back Injury

India Cruise Injury Attorney.pngThe cruise attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have brought suit against Celebrity Cruises for their negligence in causing a significant back injury to an Indian crew member who worked as a pastry chef aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The Complaint filed in Miami alleges Celebrity routinely would keep work areas within the pastry shop cluttered with garbage. When our client was carrying heavy metal baking trays through the wash area to the food preparation area, he slipped on the garbage. The weight of the trays combined with the manner by which he slipped caused multiple lumbar disk herniations requiring surgery. It should be noted that as a condition of working aboard the Celebrity Solstice, our client was examined and given a physical by a doctor selected by Celebrity. The Celebrity doctor issued a report finding no back or spinal problems.

August 16, 2013

Brais, Brais & Rusak Represents New Jersey Woman Who Broke Her Ankle Disembarking Celebrity Cruises Constellation

New Jersey Cruise Injury Lawyers.jpgThe cruise injuries lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained to represent a New Jersey woman who fractured her ankle while disembarking the Celebrity Cruise ship Constellation. The passenger alleges that while making her way off the cruise ship in Porto, Portugal she slipped and fell on an unmaintained and slippery gangway. Radiological studies taken shortly after the incident revealed the slip and fall caused the passenger to suffer multiple fractures to her left ankle. These fractures required her to undergo an initial open reduction internal fixation surgery and a second surgery to remove the hardware. Maritime law requires cruise lines to provide passengers safe ingress and egress to and from their cruise ships.

March 22, 2013

Keith Brais & Richard Rusak Represent Florida Woman Who Contracted Norovirus on Celebrity's Solstice

Florida Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak represent a Florida woman who contracted Norovirus and became extremely ill aboard Celebrity Cruise Line's ship Solstice. The Solstice departed Ft. Lauderdale on March 16, 2012 for a 7 day Caribbean cruise. By the time the ship returned, there were several passengers and crew displaying symptoms of Norovirus. Norovirus outbreaks are not uncommon on Celebrity cruise ships. In fact, the CDC's reported 5 outbreaks on Celebrity ships within the past 2 ½ years. Brais, Brais & Rusak has handled multiple Norovirus cases concerning the Solstice alone.

July 28, 2012

Brais Law Lawyers Sue Celebrity Cruises on Behalf of Injured Pennsylvania Passenger

Pennsylvania Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais Law have filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises on behalf of a Pennsylvania passenger. The case filed in Miami federal court alleges the cruise line failed to maintain a metal strip on top of a stair. The complaint further asserts the metal strip became pried up causing a hazard. The passenger tripped and fell over the metal strip resulting in a significant knee injury. The accident occurred on the CELEBRITY CENTURY during an Alaska cruise.

February 6, 2012

Brais Law Firm Settles Cruise Ship Norovirus Wrongful Death Case

Massachusetts Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifBrais Law firm represented the family of a Massachusetts man who died of Norovirus aboard the Celebrity cruise ship SOLSTICE. The complaint filed in Miami Federal Court alleged the passenger boarded the SOLSTICE without being warned the ship was experiencing a two week long Norovirus outbreak. The complaint explains on the fifth day of the cruise, the passenger started exhibited symptoms of Norovirus along with several other passengers which overwhelmed the ship's medical staff. Court papers state the man was sent back to his cabin where he later died. An autopsy performed by the Broward County Coroner confirmed the death was caused by Norovirus. The family and cruise line entered into a confidential settlement after the case was filed.