Claiming injuries during rehearsal, Royal Caribbean performer pursues legal action

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

GALVESTON – A cruise ship performer from Las Vegas is suing her employer in response to a fall more than a year ago, recent Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas records show.

Talia Marino’s personal injury lawsuit, which was filed on Feb. 26, asserts that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. failed to provide the aerialist “a safe place to work” while she took part in an installation for a performance on the Oasis of the Seas on July 1, 2017.

“While rehearsing the performance, she was suspended approximately thirty feet in the air and landed suddenly and violently on the hard stage,” the original petition explains. “She immediately felt a sharp pain in his back and tingling and numbness down her right lower extremities.”

Marino adds that Royal Caribbean’s apparent lack of medical professionals made her resort to subsequently weekly visits with a physical therapist.

“The plaintiff received physical therapy treatment and was ordered to continue her regular duties,” the suit says. “In the weeks that followed, the plaintiff continued to experience pain and aggravation when she would perform her performance routine and when she would land abruptly on the stage.”

Consequently, Marino seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by the law firm Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer, & Harris, L.L.P. in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:19-CV-0082

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