Carnival Corporation Coronavirus Lawsuits
As the spread of coronavirus began shutting down industries across the world, many businesses began to grapple with how to best keep their employees safe while also still generating income. This struggle began to pose numerous challenges to CEOs and other managerial staff as they were forced to begin choosing between their profits and the safety of their workers and consumers. While the circumstances were undoubtedly unfortunate, the only viable solution in these circumstances is one that puts people first.
In other words, when it comes between a human life or financial gain there should be no question as to which we will choose.
For the cruise ship industry, the answer was not as clear cut. In fact, companies such as the Carnival Corporation made it very clear that they were far more interested in seeking out continued revenue than they were in protecting the passengers.
Early in March, on the same day that an announcement emerged saying that schools were to be closed through five different states within the U.S., Carnival proudly told reporters that they were remaining in operation. This despite the fact that one of the ships in the Carnival Corporation’s massive fleet, which includes the Princess line of ships, was the ship docked off the coast of Yokohama in Japan, the ship that ultimately saw over 700 of its passengers - both guests and crew members - testing positive for COVID-19.
While the Carnival Corporation continued to sail ships throughout the world, they also displayed incredible negligence when it came to preventing the spread of the contagious virus.
In Puerto Rico, the first case of COVID-19 came from an Italian passenger of a Carnival ship who was allowed to exit the vessel even after exhibiting COVID-like symptoms while still aboard. The cruise line failed to mention to the Puerto Rican government that the woman was potentially ill, and it was only discovered after she was diagnosed with pneumonia and taken to a hospital within Puerto Rico itself that a COVID test was administered.
Towards their prospective passengers, the Carnival Corporation displayed a similar lack of regard. Instead of following guidelines set by both healthcare professionals and various governments throughout the world, the Carnival Corporation decided to try and boost sales by slashing prices and implementing a more generous cancelation policy. These practices caused innumerable people who might otherwise have remained safely within their communities to fly to Florida and board ships with thousands of other people.
If you or someone you know and love suffered as a result of the Carnival Corporation’s mismanagement of the novel coronavirus, then we are here to help. At the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we pride ourselves on fighting tooth and nail for the rights of individuals wronged by the recklessness of others. Contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY for a free consultation and to begin learning how we can best stand up for you.
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