Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa is a 965-foot cruise ship designed to travel international waters with as many as 2,826 passengers and 1,050 crew members aboard, according to Costa Cruises. The Costa Luminosa is also the subject of multiple lawsuits, including at least one class-action lawsuit, alleging that a coronavirus outbreak on the ship was the result of negligence.
If you or a loved one were on the Costa Luminosa during a coronavirus outbreak or were otherwise impacted by negligence on behalf of Costa Cruises, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. A Costa Luminosa coronavirus lawsuit lawyer could assist you in bringing a lawsuit or in joining a class-action lawsuit against Costa Cruises.
The Costa Luminosa Coronavirus Outbreak Has Claimed Lives
The Costa Luminosa coronavirus outbreak must not be lost in the shuffle of cruise ships infected with multiple cases of COVID-19, as the Costa Luminosa outbreak proved to be deadly. At least three passengers on the Costa Luminosa have died (as of April 2020), according to CNN, while at least 36 have been infected with coronavirus, according to Business Insider.
Those who are suing Costa Cruises have cited several reasons why the cruise line may have been negligent with respect to the Costa Luminosa. Allegations include that:
- At least one week passed between the time that Costa Cruises became aware of sick passengers on the Costa Luminosa before they implemented even basic precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, per The New York Times.
- When precautions were implemented, they were inadequate, such as crew members wearing napkins over their faces in lieu of masks as they delivered food and drink to passengers’ cabins, according to the New York Times.
- Previous outbreaks on ships such as the Diamond Princess provided fair warning to Costa Cruises about the danger of coronavirus outbreaks on cruise ships, and yet still precautions were slow and inadequate.
- New passengers boarded the Costa Luminosa despite staffers’ knowledge that at least two people had previously been on the ship while exhibiting possible coronavirus symptoms, according to Business Insider.
- Guests were intentionally kept in the dark about the presence of sick passengers on the Costa Luminosa, as well as the possibility that coronavirus particles may be present on the ship.
- Approximately 2,000 passengers and possibly thousands of crew members’ health and lives were put at risk because of such errors by Costa Cruises.
The fact that passengers did ultimately become sick with coronavirus, and that some of them passed away as a result, seemingly give credence to allegations that Costa Cruises’ treatment of coronavirus on the Costa Luminosa was:
If you or your loved one were impacted by the potentially negligent actions of Costa Cruises, you may be able to join a class-action lawsuit or bring an individual lawsuit against the cruise line.
Costa Cruises Is Facing Mounting Litigation
As those who were aboard the Costa Luminosa return to their homes (after, in many cases, being forced to quarantine in foreign lands, per The Guardian), some are realizing they may have been victims of negligence, and they are bringing lawsuits against Costa Cruises, which is owned by Carnival Cruise Line.
A class-action lawsuit against Costa Cruises filed in the Southern District of Florida, according to Bloomberg Law, alleges that:
- Costa Cruises intentionally withheld the potential risk of coronavirus from passengers.
- Costa Cruises put passengers and crew at risk of infection in favor of preserving profits or avoiding financial loss.
- The Costa Luminosa was not properly sanitized considering the possible threat of widespread coronavirus infection.
- Passengers and crew were not given the opportunity to depart the ship based on a credible threat of coronavirus infection.
If these allegations are proven to be credible, then plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit may be entitled to financial coverage for some or all of their losses.
You May Be a Potential Plaintiff in a Lawsuit Against Costa Cruises
You could be eligible to join a class-action lawsuit or launch an individual lawsuit against Costa Cruises if:
- You were aboard the Costa Luminosa or another Costa Cruise at the time of a coronavirus outbreak.
- Your family member died as the result of a coronavirus outbreak on a Costa Cruise.
- You were infected or lost a loved one because of an on-land outbreak linked to a Costa Cruises vessel.
If any lawsuit that you join or bring is successful, you may be able to collect compensation for:
- Medical expenses related to coronavirus infection and related problems
- Pain and suffering due to the virus, the conditions on the cruise ship, or the loss of your loved one
- Income you have lost because of infection
- Any other losses linked to negligence by Costa Cruises
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