Family of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Nearly Drowned Aboard Oasis of the Seas Retains Legal Counsel with Lipc

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The family of a 4-year-old boy who nearly drowned while cruising on board Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas cruise ship has retained legal counsel with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., a Miami based admiralty and maritime law firm.

The near-drowning accident happened on Saturday, January 3, 2015, roughly an hour after Oasis of the Seas departed Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary. The boy was found lifeless at the bottom of a wave pool, one of the 21 pools located on the giant ship, after being under water for roughly six minutes before a fellow passenger pulled him from the water.

The boy did not have a pulse at the time and was revived by other nearby passengers who happened to be medical providers. The ship was turned around so the boy could obtain further medical assistance on land. He was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where he was listed in critical condition and remained in an induced coma for days. The vessel resumed its scheduled itinerary later than night.

Lipcons maritime attorneys explain that despite the fact that Oasis of the Seas has a passenger capacity of over 3,000 guests, there were no lifeguards present at the wave pool when the near-drowning occurred nor any of the ships ....

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