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NCL To Pay $2M To Passenger Who Suffered a Heart Attack

NCL To Pay $2M To Passenger Who Suffered a Heart Attack

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A Trinidad and Tobago resident survived a heart attack onboard NCL's Norwegian Pearl vessel in 2016; however, his lawyers said he suffered unnecessary additional damages since he was kept on the ship for two days after the incident until the ship docked. His lawyers stated in a court document that the victim was assured by the ship personnel that the attack was a minor one, and it was okay to remain on the vessel till the ship docked; however, the ship did not speed up to get him there faster.

The ship docked in Miami on November 17, and the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was diagnosed with cardiogenic shock. He was implanted with four stents and kept on life support for five days. A jury found the NCL negligent and awarded the man $1.2 million for pain and suffering, loss of capacity for enjoyment; an additional $800,00 for future hospital and medical expenses; $84,000 for loss of past and future services.

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