“We obviously blame them for not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship“. There are a million things that could’ve been done to make that safer.
Talking to Today’s Savannah Guthrie this Monday, July 22, Kimberly Wiegand and husband Alan Wiegand revealed what they felt when they learned their 18-month-old daughter Chloe had fallen 11 stories from an open window of the Royal Caribbean cruise and died.
“Well, to that I would say get a fan”, she said. “Come up with some other mechanism to make your guests comfortable rather than creating a tremendous safety hazard”.
Chloe’s family plans to file a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean for the company’s alleged negligence. “I never want another mother to have to experience this, to see what I had to see, or to scream how I had to scream”, Kimberly Wiegand said. “This can not happen to another family”. “She’s part of our soul that’s not there any more”. William Blair also issued estimates for Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Q4 2019 earnings at $1.40 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $9.67 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.72 EPS.
Wiegand told “Today” that she does not hold the elder accountable for his grand daughter’s death, adding that he was “extremely hysterical” after the incident. “We have to go on for her”.
According to Kimberly Wiegand, workers on the ship said the window was open because the area needed ventilation.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident, and our hearts go out to the family”, the Royal Caribbean representative said. But as thousands of people planned to block one of the city’s main highways on Monday, Miami-based Royal Caribbean International and Geneva-based MSC Cruises chose to divert their ships.
She had wandered toward the glass paneling encasing the area and asked Anello to lift her up so she could sit on the railing and bang on the glass, Kimberly said.
Michael Winkleman, the family’s attorney, has challenged a Puerto Rico police report that says Chloe Wiegand’s grandfather dropped the toddler out of a window July 7 when the Freedom of the Seas was docked in Puerto Rico. The family said he left her perched on a windowsill, thinking the glass was in place, when she fell out.
And while Kimberly and Alan are wrestling with their own pain from the loss, they’re also still searching for answers from the cruise company, which they claim was lacking in safety precautions that could have saved her life. He said prosecutors have interviewed the grandparents.
Now, three weeks after Chloe’s death, Kimberly, Alan, Sam, and the rest of the family are trying to move on, but the impact it’s had on everyone is huge.
Source – http://clicklancashire.com/2019/07/23/mother-says-family-will-sue-cruise-company-over-indiana.html