Car­ni­val sued af­ter death of pas­sen­ger

Cruise Weekly - - News -

CAR­NI­VAL Cruise Line failed to let a dy­ing pas­sen­ger off a ship docked in Grand Turk late last year, ac­cord­ing to al­le­ga­tions filed by the de­ceased man’s fam­ily in Mi­ami fed­eral court.

The fam­ily of Amer­i­can man Jef­frey Eisen­man is bring­ing the claim against the cruise line for what they claim was “neg­li­gence” and caus­ing “in­ten­tional dis­tress”, al­leg­ing the ship’s doc­tor di­ag­nosed the pas­sen­ger as hav­ing suf­fered a “ma­jor heart at­tack” but did not al­low him to leave the ship de­spite the fam­ily’s in­sur­ance cov­er­ing the cost of an air am­bu­lance.

Car­ni­val stren­u­ously de­nies the al­le­ga­tions, stat­ing “Our on­board med­i­cal team fol­lowed all proper pro­ce­dures to at­tend to a guest who be­came crit­i­cally ill very quickly, in­clud­ing li­ais­ing with the lo­cal hos­pi­tal which was not equipped to han­dle his con­di­tion”.

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