MIAMI – A Maryland man alleges negligent treatment on a cruise ship caused him to suffer permanent brain injuries.

Michael Hamlin filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Carnival Corp. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 27, 2015, he suffered a seizure while aboard the defendant's ship. The suit states that the ship's medical staff treated him and recorded that he was an alcoholic and had a history of alcohol withdrawal with delirium, and the plaintiff alleges that none of this information is true and that this information was falsified. The suit states the plaintiff was flown by air ambulance on Oct. 3 to hospital in Florida because of his critical condition.

The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant's medical staff allegedly failed to properly assess plaintiff's condition and provide the proper treatment needed. As a result, he alleges he has severe and permanent injuries to his brain and has a continued need for medical treatment at home.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages against the defendant, all legal fees and interest. He is represented by David C. Rash of David C. Rash PA in Weston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-24027-FAM

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U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Miami Division
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Miami, FL 33178

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