FORT LAUDERDALE – A
Hillsborough County man alleges a cruise line sent him to a hospital
with questionable medical practices after he was injured on the ship.
Baer filed a complaint on Jan. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Silversea
Cruises LTD alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 6, 2015, he broke his leg when he fell
while on a cruise with the defendant. He alleges he was sent by the
defendant to a hospital in Mexico that had a warning issued for it by
the U.S. Consulate for questionable practices. He alleges the hospital's
medical personnel committed medical malpractice during his surgery
there and he had to further undergo more surgeries and treatments.
plaintiff holds Silversea Cruises LTD responsible because the defendant
allegedly allowed the plaintiff to be sent to a medical facility that
could not provide proper medical care. He alleges he has suffered
damages of more than $400,000 in medical bills as a result.
plaintiff seeks all damages and cost, interest and any other relief as
the court deems just. He is represented by Paul E. Parrish and Michael
J. Labbee of Quarles & Brady LLP in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:17-cv-60208-BB