Suit Alleges Carnival Cruise Lines Negligent in Passenger Death

Woman bled to death after falling on glass in stateroom

Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:18 AM CDT
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Cruise Operator Negligent in Passenger Death: Suit

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Carnival Cruise Lines is being sued for negligence by relatives of a woman who bled to death after falling on a water glass in her room last year.

The suit this week in federal court in Galveston says 39-year-old Angel Holcomb, of Hitchcock, became ill after several drinks at the ship's casino, became severely drunk and accuses Carnival of failing to ensure she didn't become impaired.

According to the suit, she went to the bathroom in her room for some water, fell and cut an artery. Her fiancé called for emergency help but the suit alleges crew members weren't trained properly. She eventually had a heart attack brought on by blood loss.

The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday Carnival officials declined to comment on pending litigation.

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