Couple stranded in Turkey after incurring injury on cruise ship

Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm    

After sustaining a serious injury while on board an Azamara cruise ship, Tampa, Florida resident Dodge Melkonian and his wife Jill were stranded in Turkey on August 22. The ship was in the Black Sea when Dodge fell and broke his hip.

Due to the gravity of Dodge’s injuries, the ship’s crew decided to drop the couple off at Bartin, a small town on the coast of Turkey, before he was moved to a nearby hospital, where he has been since the accident. He will need to stay for 10 more days while getting a blood transfusion.

The couple wants Azamara’s parent company, Royal Caribbean, to foot their rising hospital bills, as they bought travel insurance from the group.

Taking timely legal action after incurring injuries while on a cruise ship is important, as the time allotted for the filing of claim for compensation is limited to one year following the accident. If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship, don’t hesitate to enlist the services of our attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci P.A., by calling (786) 375-0344.