The family of a man who died of a heart attack on a carnival cruise ship claims in a lawsuit that he was excluded from disembarking while the ship was docked and forced to suffer a painful death as the ship moved on to its next Target drove.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Miami, Jeffrey Eisenman's wife and two adult children aboard the Carnival Sunshine last December for a family cruise accuse her of negligence and intentional emotional distress.  "Jeffrey Eisenman died aboard when he was stationed against his will in the Carnival Sunshine Medical Center," the lawsuit says. "His family was forced to watch in horror as he was mistreated and turned into a cruel death."
Jeffrey Eisenman, 65, sailed December 1
An hour later, the ship's surgeon diagnosed that he was suffering from a "severe heart attack" and said he needed a stent to be implanted in his heart.
His wife had a travel health insurance, which included, if necessary, an air transport insurance.
Just before 4 When the ship was due to leave for Puerto Rico, the ship's doctor told the family that Jeffrey Eisenman could not leave the ship because someone else had to leave the ship medically. The family says they "begged and begged" to leave the boat, but the captain ordered the departure to Puerto Rico.
"Despite their many cries for help, Carnival completely failed the Eisenman family and left the lives of critically ill human beings in mind," the family said.
When the boat docked in Puerto Rico, Carnival personnel could not guarantee that Jeffrey Eisenman's body would be sent to the United States from the island that was recovering from Hurricane Maria.
] His wife and daughter disembarked in Puerto Rico while his son stayed on the ship to accompany his father's body to Cape Canaveral.
Carnival denied this characterization of events.
"We are very sorry for the loss of the Eisenman family, but the scenario claimed in the lawsuit is not true," said Carnival Cruise Lines on Thursday to NBC News. "Our on-board medical team has followed all reasonable procedures to look after a guest who is seriously ill very quickly, including contacting the local hospital that was not equipped to treat his condition. The treatment plan of Mr. Eisenman, who left him on the ship, was worked out in consultation with his family.
The Eisenman family applies for damages, including loss of income, loss of inheritance, funeral costs and court costs.