Carnival Faces Claim It Hired Bad MD In Shipboard Death Suit

Law360 (November 8, 2019, 6:13 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge said Carnival Corp. still faces a wrongful death suit’s claim that the cruise line was deficient in checking the credentials of a doctor who treated a passenger suffering a fatal heart attack, saying the man’s wife sufficiently showed its hiring practices were negligent.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. on Thursday dismissed Mary Ann Murphy’s claim that Carnival negligently hired and retained two nurses who were aboard ship when the plaintiff’s husband, Daniel Murphy, sought medical treatment. But the judge affirmed that she had shown that Dr. Chenna Mandi’s resume reveals a lack of experience, education,...

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