FORT LAUDERDALE – A cruise ship passenger is suing over claims she was injured when a chair broke.

Tanya McKellar filed a complaint on March 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Costa Crociere S.p.A Co., doing business as Costa Cruise Lines, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered injuries to her back and shoulder when the left front leg of the chair she was sitting on broke and collapsed on March 11, 2015, while aboard the Costa Mediterranea. The plaintiff holds Costa Crociere S.p.A Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances for the safety of its passengers, failed to warn passengers of the danger known to them and failed to inspect and to observe on a reasonable basis, changes in condition of the chairs.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for economic and non-economic damages, past and future, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, all court costs and interest and any other damages that the court may deem just or appropriate. She is represented by Robert L. Gardana of Robert L. Gardana PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-60398

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