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Alleged drink-spill jerk triggers lawsuit against airline

August 12, 2016 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59A tray of drinks spilled by a flight attendant onto a male passenger’s lap triggered a sudden involuntary jerk that ended up injuring the man’s wife, according to a personal injury lawsuit lodged in an Australian court.

The alleged incident took place on Singapore Airlines flight 228 from Melbourne to Singapore, the Brisbane Times reported.

Jennifer Green, 71, is suing Singapore Airlines. The series of events outlined by the paper began with a flight attendant allegedly spilling  a tray of drinks into her husband’s lap. Her husband was seated in the aisle seat.

The spillage, the suit alleges, caused Colin Green to jerk, in turn propelling his wife’s leg into the metal footrest of her seat, injuring her leg and aggravating her diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

In a writ filed with the Supreme Court of Victoria on 20 July 2016, the woman’s lawyer is reported to be calling for unspecified damages from Singapore Airlines and compensation for hospital and medical expenses.

Written by Peter Needham

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  1. Peter says:

    Dear God, these people never stop, it has scam written all over it. I had a customer accuse us of drip pricing as when he went to check in online, the only other seat choice apart from the middle seats were seats that had to be paid for (extra Leg room etc). My answer when he said he had no choice I informed him that he did have a choice and he could have cancelled the check in and seen us at the airport, I also advised him to make his formal complaint to us and if he felt he had a case for his version of drip pricing make a complaint to the department of fair trading. I just hope these customers have deep pockets for the legal bills, remember the recent case about the former athlete who sued Emirates over burns from hot tea.

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