The Brais Brais & Rusak cruise injury lawyers have been retained to represent a Kentucky woman who was severely injured when a door latch malfunctioned. The poorly maintained latched caused a heavy exterior weather door to slam on the passenger’s thumb crushing and nearly severing the appendage. The incident happened aboard the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy while in route from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. The passenger was treated on the ship then in Nassau. Though the Bahamian doctors recommended amputation, the passenger smartly returned to the United States wherein doctors worked to save her thumb.