Carnival Cruise Line, the world's largest cruise operator, is sued by the family of a 65-year-old passenger who died after allegedly not being allowed from the ship to receive medical treatment for a heart attack.
The family of Jeffrey Eisenman brings lawsuits against Carnival Sunshine and its crew for the negligence and supply of emotional distress. The vessel lacked sufficient medical facilities, it is alleged that the clothes
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According to the lawsuit, the ship's physician has diagnosed that Eisenman had a "major heart attack" while the ship was docked on the Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos on December 3, 201
"Jeffrey Eisenman died on board while limited to the medical center of Carnival Sunshine against his will," the case said. "His family was forced to look into horror by his abuse and reject a cruel death."
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The family claims that Eisenman, who was told by the doctor that he had to flee to Miami, was not allowed to leave the ship, which was then sailed for San Juan, Puerto Rico, even though the family had insurance that Covered the cost of an air ambulance.
"Inexplicably, all their inquiries and accusations of help were missed," the judgment claims. "The Carnival Sunshine left Grand Turk with Jeffrey Eisenman and his family limited aboard their will, helplessly against the intentional inhuman behavior of Carnival by keeping a critically ill man imprisoned in an unknown medical center."
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After death, the family continued to tear off the tragedy while the cruise company told them that the body could not be removed in Puerto Rico because it was unclear whether it would be returned from the hurricane-damaged island in time way, Bloomberg reported.
The ship returned to Cape Canaveral, Fla., Five days later.