So the Royal Caribbean has been fined a bone chilling $3.38 million for the death of a passenger Richard Puchalski, who died in one of their ship “ The Miami Herald” to be more specific. The money is to be paid to the family of the deceased. Cause of his death was said to be a heart-attack.
The lawsuit filed against the company in federal court reportedly said Puchalski had gone to the ship’s medical staff and reported shortness of breath. A ship doctor reportedly diagnosed Puchalski with a septal infarction, a piece of tissue between the heart’s left and right ventricles that has died or is decaying, and gave him medicine before releasing him from the ship’s infirmary.
They blamed the ship medical team for the death saying that the doctor should have contacted the boy’s family or they should have taken him to an on-shore hospital. 30 minutes after he left the infirmary he collapsed and four days later he died, A jury in Miami reportedly ruled on Thursday that Royal Caribbean and Puchalski’s doctor were negligent and awarded Puchalski’s family $3.38 million.
Rumours say that the comopany disagreed with the ruling and are planning an appeal.