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Cruise ship passenger alleges water slide caused arm injury

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 31, 2017

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MIAMI – A Norwegian Breakaway passenger alleges his arm was injured because he got stuck in a water slide.

Michael Pieper filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division against NCL (Bahamas) LTD alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 19, 2016, he sustained a ruptured left bicep tendon as a result of being trapped in a water slide on the defendant's ship. The plaintiff holds NCL (Bahamas) LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to station crewmembers along the ride to ensure the safe operation of the slides, failed to adequately monitor and control passenger activity, and failed to warn plaintiff of the danger of getting trapped in the slide.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for all damages entitled by law, including punitive damages. He is represented by Ricardo V. Alsina and Peter J. Ridge of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-21100

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