MIAMI — A disabled passenger is suing the Carnival cruise ship company, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Earline McBride filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division against Carnival Corporation, alleging failure to properly secure the ramp used by disabled passengers aboard their vessel.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 23, 2015, McBride suffered severe injuries when her wheelchair was thrown off the ramp and onto the ground while she was disembarking the Carnival Ecstasy. The plaintiff alleges Carnival failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to disabled passengers while disembarking from the ship.

McBride seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $75,000 plus interest and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys John Billera of Billera Law in Boca Raton and by Joseph Madalon of The Madalon Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-24894-JLK

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