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Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival Cruise Line

A medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of a former passenger who became ill and eventually died while on the popular Carnival Cruise line.

The suit, which was filed earlier this week in Miami, accuses the infirmary staff aboard the Legend of giving the passenger the wrong medication.

Allegations Made By Former Passenger

Helen Kerr, 73, was a passenger aboard the Legend when she suddenly awoke in the middle of the night, suffering from a build up of fluid in her lungs.

According to reports, after being admitted at the infirmary, the staff pumped her full of more fluids.

The suit claims that the ship’s doctor and its staff misdiagnosed and treated Kerr, ultimately causing her death.

Mistreatment of Passenger

The complaint states that the medical staff on hand at the time of Kerr’s death basically enabled her to drown in her own fluids.

The Captain of the Legend reportedly refused to stop the ship so Kerr could be admitted to a full medical center.

According to reports, the Captain refused due to itinerary and budget guidelines aboard the ship.

(Source: AHN)

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