MIAMI – A Florida woman alleges she was exposed to diesel fumes while on a Carnival cruise ship.

Patricia Martz filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 8, 2016, she suffered serious personal injury aboard defendant’s cruise ship Sunshine as a result of the harmful diesel fumes infiltrating plaintiff’s cabin through the air vent. The plaintiff alleges she suffered pain, mental and emotional distress and anguish and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep a passenger cabin in a reasonably safe and healthy condition.

The plaintiff seeks damages, prejudgment interest and costs. She is represented by Paul M. Hoffman of Hoffman Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-21215

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