MIAMI – A Carnival Sensation passenger is suing the cruise ship's owners alleging that she was injured by a decoration on the ship.

Marcia Bland filed a complaint on May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug.13, 2015, while waiting on the Lido Deck on deck 10 in front of the Mongolian buffet for lunch, a large piece of decorative shutter fell and struck her in the head, causing injuries to her head, neck and back, and resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly rope off or block off the decorative shutter pieces, failed to warn passengers not to stand in the area that the shutters would land if they fell, failed to correct a known unsafe condition and failed to conduct periodic inspections.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment to be entered against defendant for compensatory damages of more than $75,000, including prejudgment and post-judgment interest and costs. She is represented by Jacob J. Munch of Munch & Munch PA in Tampa.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21592

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