Sauder Schelkopf filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of passengers aboard the Grand Princess which departed out of San Francisco on February 21, 2020, and had been anchored off the coast of San Francisco, as a result of an outbreak of COVID-19. It is alleged that the companies that owned and operated the Grand Princess cruise knew the ship was widely exposed to the COVID-19 virus, but nevertheless failed to properly screen passengers and crew and as a result negligently exposed more than 2,000 passengers to the virus. It is further alleged that the defendants failed to implement quarantining in a timely manner and failed to implement adequate disinfecting procedures. We will seek compensation for harm caused by the defendants’ actions, including for damages for illness and the defendants’ recklessly exposing passengers to the deadly virus.
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, in San Francisco, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page or calling 888.711.9975