Miami Jury Awards Crew Member Injured on NCL's Norwegian Crown $9,500,000

A jury here in Miami awarded a crew member injured on a cruise ship approximately $9,500,000 as compensation for serious injuries sustained on a NCL cruise ship.

NCL - Norwegian CrownDanny Simpson, a citizen of the U.K., was employed by spa concessionaire, Steiner Transocean, as a fitness instructor aboard the Norwegian Crown. In 2006, he slipped on the spa floor and injured his back.

Mr. Simpson sustained nerve injury to his spine which caused urological damage. He now suffers from impotence and underwent penile implant procedures.  Mr. Simpson also experiences bowel and urinary problems and has to use a catheter.  His family has to wash out her bowels several times a week. 

Mr. Simpson, age 42, is married and has six children.

NCL Cruise Line - Steiner Spa - Jones Act Case - $9,500,500 VerdictThe verdict was obtained by my friend, David Brill, and his law partner Julio Ayala.

David Horr and Eduardo Hernandez (photo, right) of the law firm of Horr Novak & Skipp defended Steiner Transocean at trial. 

Previously, NCL reached a settlement with Mr. Simpson before trial.

Following the filing of post trial motions by Steiner's lawyers, this case will go on appeal for another year.  

For other breaking cruise law news, don't forget to read:  Top Cruise Story of 2009 - Sister of Missing Princess Crew Member Angelo Faliva Speaks Out: "Vogliamo la Verità!" - "We Want the Truth!"

 

Credit:

Norwegian Crown  Tim Martin (via worldshipny.com)

 

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Laurie W - June 4, 2013 12:28 PM

Do you mean "by NCL's lawyers"? that is, the client sued NCL, not the individual employee, correct?

How were you able to get this to trial? I thought NCL's arbitration agreements cleverly avoided trials that would bring true justice?

I hope you're ale to slam NCL! They are a horrible disgrace who doesn't care about their employees. I hope you're able to send them a big message on this client's behalf! Go get 'em!

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