Carnival Sued after Water Slide Incident Injures Child

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  • The parents of child, who was injured on a Carnival cruise last year, are suing the company for negligence.
  • The child was injured after being struck by another child who had descended on the ship’s water slide.
  • The suit says that the victim suffered from a broken buccal plate and a fractured tooth as a result of the collision.

The parents of a minor passenger who sailed with Carnival Cruise Lines last year are suing the company, alleging negligence.

The suit was filed on behalf of a child, identified only as MJ, on January 4th in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. It alleges Carnival Cruise Lines was negligent in an incident which injured MJ on May 23, 2016.

The compliant says that MJ was injured when she was in the pool area on one of Carnival’s ships. While standing near the exit of a water slide, MJ was struck and caused to fall by another child who had descended on the slide. The fall broke MJ’s buccal plate and fractured one of her teeth, the suit claims.

The legal action holds Carnival responsible for not providing sufficient assistance to the children using the slide.

The plaintiffs seek damages and interest, legal fees, medical expenses, and other compensation deemed just by the court.