Family files lawsuit against cruise line after toddler’s death

The family of 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, who died after she fell from a window aboard a Royal Caribbean ship, has filed a wrongful death suit that claims the cruise line is to blame for her fall.
2:07 | 12/11/19

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Thank you, robin. To a family's fight after that cruise ship tragedy. The wiegands are filing a lawsuit against royal caribbean after their toddler tragically died falling from a window that her grandfather says he believed was closed. Victor Oquendo is in South Bend, Indiana, where the family lives. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. It will be another emotional day for the Wiegand family as they take action. It is not Chloe's grandfather's fault, they say and the death could have been avoided. The death of Chloe Wiegand and her family filing a lawsuit against royal caribbean saying they're to blame. They were on board this ship docked in Puerto Rico. Her grandfather, Sal Anello what with her. They claim royal caribbean was negligent saying the windows like the one she fell out of were unsafe and not appropriately marked that some could slide open and Anello says he was holding her up so she could tap on the glass like she used to do at her brother's hockey games but that window had been completely open. The family has chosen not to release the video from the ship but ABC news did review it with their attorney. He's the first to get -- look over the railing and down towards the port. Correct. He then picks her up and stands her. Yes. On the railing. They kind of lean over. He re-adjusts. I think he sits again. Look again. Lean over again and gone. She disappears. Reporter: Anello now fighting a negligent homicide. I saw her fall the whole way I saw her fall and it was just disbelief. Oh, my god. And then I just remember screaming that I thought there was glass. Reporter: Royal caribbean calling it a tragic incident saying that they have assisted authorities. Chloe's grandfather is due back in court next week. Guys. Unfortunate accident.

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