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$3 Million Award in Carnival Cruise Slip & Fall Lawsuit

Posted on June 6, 2011 5:05 am under Premises Liability

A Florida jury returned a $3 million verdict in a premises liability lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured on the pool deck of a Carnival cruise ship.

The slip and fall lawsuit was filed last year by Denise Kabain the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. According to court documents, Kaba was injured on August 22, 2009 in a slip and fall accident as the result of the use of a resin surface on the Carnival Pride cruise ship. Kaba alleged that Carnival was aware of numerous prior injuries from falls on the flooring surface on the Carnival Pride and other Carnival cruise ships.

As a result of the slip and fall accident, Kaba sustained a fractured knee cap, which required at least six surgeries. She claimed that she will need one or two total knee replacements in the future.

Kaba was awarded $2,988,155.70 in damages. The award includes more than $220,000 in past medical expenses, almost $375,000 in future medical expenses, about $170,000 in loss of earning capacity, $2 million for future non-economic damages, and $200,000 for pain and suffering.

If you need assistance with a similar premises liability lawsuit, please contact a Milwaukee slip and fall attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900.