Lawsuit Alleges Carnival Dream Death Resulted From Unlicensed Malpractice (see video below) – Mary Ann Murphy was sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Dream with her husband, Daniel Murphy, 55, on May 9-11, 2018. Carnival Dream embarked from New Orleans, Louisiana on May 6, 2018, for a Seven-night Caribbean Cruise with calls at Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico.
In a lawsuit filed on April 16, 2019, against Carnival, Mary Ann Murphy and her two sons claimed that Carnival Cruise Line had an unlicensed doctor working on Carnival Dream, Dr. Chenna Kesaya Reddy Tenuga Mandi from Yerraguntla, Y.S.R. District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
“She also claims that her husband’s death DANIEL MURPHY was the result of the doctor’s treatment and alleged misdiagnosis. Carnival Cruise, however, claims that the ship’s doctor was qualified to hold the position.
Daniel Murphy went to the ship’s physician, Dr. Chenna Kesava Reddy Yenuga Mandi, complaining about chest pain, discomfort, profuse sweating, chills, stomach ache, diarrhea, lethargy and weakness, according to the suit. After examining Daniel Murphy, Dr, Mandi reportedly sent Murphy to rest and recover in his stateroom for 24 hours. Murphy was later given permission to go ashore in Cozumel, Mexico, despite not being reexamined. Murphy reportedly suffered from a cardiac event and passed away.”
Mary Ann Murphy has filed a lawsuit (Case #1:2019cv21450 – Murphy v. Carnival Corporation) against Carnival, claiming that Mandi is not a licensed medical doctor or a board-certified physician.
The lawsuit states, “According to Carnival Cruise Line’s Medical Backgrounder document, “Doctors are required to have a current and valid license from the U.S., one of its territories or Canada, or have full registration with the medical council in their native country which we identify as having medical training and standards that meet the guidelines of the American College of Emergency Physicians.”
Carnival has defended Dr. Mandi’s experience, saying that he worked in a hospital with an emergency department and daily turnover rate of 300 patients for three years, MSN reports. Previous to being hired at Carnival, Mandi reportedly worked at a full-fledged facility with advanced emergency care.
A federal judge recently denied Carnival’s motion to dismiss charges that Dr. Mandi’s background had not been properly checked.
- Murphy v. Carnival Corporation(pdf file)
- Carnival Dream Live Cruise Ship Tracker
- Carnival Dream Cameras
- Webcams in Caribbean
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