American Airlines is sure ‘batting a thousand’ lately…
A Miami woman has filed a lawsuit against the airline after an in-flight meal killed her husband she alleges.
Raquel Cortes says she and her husband, Othon Cortes, ordered food on their flight from Barcelona, Spain to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and then to Miami where Mr. Cortes started to become ill:
Raquel says that as they boarded the flight to Miami, her husband’s illness was “expressed and obvious” to AA staff, but they were allowed on the plane anyway. He went downhill on the plane to Miami, suffering from nauseousness and shortness of breath and, eventually, a heart attack. The plane made an emergency landing in Norfolk, Virginia, where Othon was pronounced dead.
Mrs. Orthon and her daughter filed a lawsuit last week in a Miami, Florida court:
They claim that the chicken was “poisoned” with the bacteria C. perfringens– and that AA was negligent in allowing Othon to board the domestic flight, failing to provide medical attention, and waiting too long to pull an emergency landing.
The Othons are seeking unspecified monetary damages.
American has seen its share of trouble lately, as the airline just filed for bankruptcy.