Beam vs. Carnival
Miami-Dade Circuit Court in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Case No. 1:15-cv-22103
Passenger Injured in Cruise Water Park
The plaintiff was supervising her children in the water park area of the cruise ship, when she was pushed over from behind, by an adult male passenger who was sliding on his stomach. At the time, she felt pain in her neck, but was not examined aboard the ship. After returning home, the plaintiff discovered that she had suffered a herniated disk in her cervical spine. The implications of this injury led to fusion surgery, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, lasting pain, and loss of mobility. The plaintiff subsequently missed six months of work, incurring significant lost earnings.
The plaintiff filed a suit against Carnival for failure to properly supervise cruise ship passengers at the waterpark. The plaintiff maintained that, the cruise line was negligent in not stationing crewmembers nearby at the time of the incident. She provided further evidence to show that “slipping and sliding” was prohibited and that hers was not the first incident of its kind.
Verdict for the Plaintiff: Confidential