LOS ANGELES – A Boynton Beach, Florida man has filed a wrongful death suit against a cruise line after his wife died in a hospital in France.
Jerome Leftow, individually and as the successor in interest and representative of the estate of Sarah Leftow, filed a complaint on May 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Princess Cruise Lines LTD alleging wrongful death and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 2016, Sarah Leftow fell in her cabin on the defendant's ship and was seen by the ship's doctor. The suit states Sarah Leftow also had a fever and the ship's doctor ordered the plaintiffs off of the ship for treatment in at hospital in France. The suit states Sarah Leftow died five weeks later while still in France.
The plaintiff holds Princess Cruise Lines LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently forced them to disembark the vessel and failed to hire qualified ship's doctors and nurses.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $75,000, all damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Aksana M. Coone of Law Offices of Aksana M. Coone in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-04031-JFW-FFM