Carnival Cruise Line is a known cruise company with wonderful service to passengers worldwide. One of the most popular cruises in the Caribbean and Cruises to the Bahamas and Bermuda. Recently, on a night out at sea, a passenger was killed when he tripped over an overhead wire on the boat and fell into the water. A second man became injured while hanging over the side of the boat. Passengers on board say that they saw the man swimming with the woman and that the woman looked like she was having a heart attack.
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On Thursday, September 12, 2021, Douglas Martin Pribble Jr., age 53, and his spouse who are from New Canton, Virginia Beach were sailing on Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Magic off the coast of the Mexican Coast. They were hanging out of the windows on the shore, when suddenly Mr. Pribble fell overboard. He was pronounced deceased at the shores of Mexico City.
He had been complaining of some abdominal pain but it turned out that he had suffered a ruptured cyst in his abdomen.
The medical center treating his gallbladder emergency had sent him home with some painkillers to help him settle down. When his condition did not improve, he was sent to a medical center for gallbladder surgery.
One of the Carnival Cruise Lines lawsuits relates to the incident of the fatal slip.
This happened at the conclusion of the cruise. Mr. Pribble was pronounced dead at the hospital. He had suffered internal bleeding and died of cholecystitis, which is an infection caused by blocked bile ducts. His wife, witnesses said, noticed that Mr. Pribble’s blood-stained blue jeans had retained some blood that came from his gallbladder and that he also had some lacerations to his skin.
Carnival Cruise Lines has settled two of its lawsuits related to this accident.
One case was settled for a record $1 million, while another suit is still ongoing. One passenger died while in the ship’s pool. Another woman became dehydrated and faint after she went swimming. A third woman filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income and other damages.
The lawyers who represented Carnival Cruise Lines in this accident have said that the company showed negligence in allowing Mr. Pribble to go swimming without having a life jacket on.
Moreover, they have maintained that there was insufficient time for a life jacket to be placed by another person to prevent an accident. This argument has been rejected by the passengers. They maintain that a life jacket provides protection equal to or greater than the physical strength of the person wearing it. Moreover, it was one of the passengers in the second class who complained that there were no life jackets available for him and he drowned. So far, no one has been charged in this accident.