He should have had travel insurance to be sure! But Carnival was unbelievably callous in dumping him in a third world port with lousy medical facilities. I have been on ships where the medical staff bent over backward to prevent such things from happening to passengers who were injured or became ill ashore. Carnival may have thought they were putting a problem out of sight and out of mind -- but in reality they were exposing the cruise line and its stockholders to the possibility of immense legal liability. To say nothing of demonstrating to the cruising public how uncaring they are for the welfare of their passengers.
BTW, there are ways to tell if a person is suffering from serious internal bleeding. Obviously, this gentleman was not.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10