Suit: Cruise Operator Negligent In Texas Passenger Death

May 4, 2012
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Carnival Cruise Lines is being sued for negligence by relatives of a woman who bled to death after falling on a water glass in her room last year.

The suit this week in federal court in Galveston, Texas says 39-year-old Angel Holcomb, of Hitchcock, became ill after several drinks at the ship’s casino, became severely drunk and accuses Carnival of failing to ensure she didn’t become impaired.

According to the suit, she went to the bathroom in her room for some water, fell and cut an artery. Her fiancé called for emergency help but the suit alleges crew members weren’t trained properly. She eventually had a heart attack brought on by blood loss.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday Carnival officials declined to comment on pending litigation.

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  • May 8, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Always Amazed says:
    And this is why I am always amazed.
  • May 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    Former Status Quo says:
    countersuit!
  • May 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Ins Guy says:
    I've got an even better one...why don't the hold the fiance negligent for letting her get so drunk, stumble back to her room (without his help?), and then not get her a glass ... read more
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