Injured cruise ship passenger sues Carnival
Miami, FL, United States (4E) – Another passenger of the Carnival Triumph sued the operator of the cruise ship Monday for alleged injury she suffered when the vessel lost power at sea for five days.
The lawsuit that Lisa Williams, 42, of Houston filed in a Miami federal court is seeking more than $75,000 in damage claiming that Carnival Cruise Lines committed negligence and endangered passengers.
Her lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld, said she suffered dehydration and got bruised when passengers jostled one another on food lines, according to New York Daily News.
The Carnival Triumph was carrying more than 3,000 passengers when a fire broke out in the engine room on Feb. 10, the fourth and last day of its Mexico cruise. Water service was disrupted and toilets failed to function forcing passengers to defecate and urinate into bags and sleep on deck to escape the heat and bad smell. The ordeal ended Friday when the crippled Triumph was towed to Mobile, Alabama.
The lawsuit was the second filed against Carnival since Friday, when Texas resident Cassie Terry, 25, sued the company for failing to provide a seaworthy vessel and sanitary condition onboard. Terry is seeking unspecified compensation for alleged physical and emotional harm, anxiety, nervousness and ‘loss of enjoyment of life” she suffered.
Carnival had apologized to the passengers and refunded them. It also gave the Triumph passengers $500 and a credit for another cruise.