Sauder Schelkopf is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of passengers aboard the Grand Princess which departed out of San Francisco on February 21, 2020, and has been anchored off the coast of San Francisco since Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as a result of an outbreak of COVID-19.
As reported by CNN on March 10, 2020:
A Florida couple still aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Oakland, California, has filed a lawsuit against the ship’s operator Princess Cruise Lines, accusing the company of gross negligence in allowing them to be exposed to coronavirus on the ship. . . . The couple boarded the ship on February 21 and, along with all other passengers in this sailing, were not examined or screened before they got on the vessel even though the ship had previously had two people on board with the virus, the lawsuit said. They were also not given warning by the cruise line of the potential of exposure before they boarded or while they were already aboard, according to the filing. The lawsuit says no passengers aboard the Grand Princess were informed when an email went out to previous ship passengers on February 25 notifying them of a possible exposure on the ship.
Sauder Schelkopf is a nationally recognized class action and personal injury law firm. The firm’s partners currently serve as court appointed lead counsel in courts across the country and have been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as some of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania since 2012. The attorneys at Sauder Schelkopf have recovered over $500 million on behalf of their clients and class members. We have experience litigating infectious disease cases.
- We settled class action on behalf of hundreds of individuals who were exposed to Hepatitis A at a Hardee’s in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- We are litigating a case in Washington where thousands of patients were exposed to Hepatitis and HIV. In Washington, an emergency room nurse allegedly infected with Hepatitis C was injecting herself with a partial dose of narcotics intended for her patients and then injecting the remaining dose with the same needle into her patients. Read about it here.
- We litigated a case in Denver where a surgical technician exposed nearly 3,000 patients to HIV.
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If you boarded the Grand Princess cruise ship on February 21, 2020, and were subsequently docked in Oakland, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page or calling 888.711.9975