Woman Sues Carnival Cruise Line for Death of Husband Claiming Company Employed Unlicensed Physician

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Posted: November 15, 2019

In May 2018 Daniel Murphy and his wife Mary Ann were sailing on a seven-day cruise itinerary out of New Orleans when Daniel fell seriously ill. Daniel was taken to the medic facility aboard the ship and treated by the ship’s physician, Dr. Chenna Kesava Reddy Yenuga Mandi. Unbeknownst to the Murphys doctor Mandi was not a medical doctor or a board-certified physician, reports NYPost.com.

A lawsuit filed by Mary Ann Murphy claims that after being checked by Dr. Mandi, Mr. Murphy was sent to his room and cleared to go to shore. While onshore at Cozumel, Mexico Daniel suffered a serious heart attack which resulted in his death. 

The NYPost.com report quotes the complaint as claiming that “As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Carnival, [Murphy’s] medical condition was not properly or timely diagnosed or treated... “Further, as a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Carnival, Daniel Murphy passed away.” 

Carnival filed a motion in federal court to have the suit dismissed, but the judge overseeing the case rejected the motion and allowed the suit to continue.