Royal Caribbean Delayed Care for Stricken Staffer, Suit Says

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Ltd. waited more than a week to hospitalize a crewman diagnosed with severe pneumonia, a new lawsuit alleges.

The delayed treatment resulted in severe complications for Wilbert Floyd, including a collapsed lung, the complaint filed Jan. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida states.

Major cruise lines are a frequent target of medical negligence claims by passengers, including failures to evacuate seriously ill patients to onshore hospitals. Here, that alleged negligence…

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