Mon, Jul 07, 2003
Ruling Means Airlines Can Be Sued For DVT
A federal judge in San
Francisco will allow it to proceed -- a lawsuit against airlines by
passengers who say they should have been warned about the risk of
Deep-Vein Thrombosis. A similar lawsuit in Britain is bogged down
right now in the appeals process.
US District Judge Vaughn Walker last week said Debra Miller of
Oakland (CA) and Daniel Wylie of Anthem (AZ) could go ahead with
their suits against Continental, American and Air France.
Miller and Wylie allege sitting in cramped coach seats can lead
to DVT, a condition in which potentially deadly blood clots form in
large veins and could travel to the heart, lungs or brain. The
condition was chronicled in the New England Journal of Medicine two
Miller says she suffered a near-fatal heart attack and had to
undergo surgery for the removal of a blood clot just two weeks
after flying home from France in 2001. That same year, on a
different trip to Paris, Wylie alleges he suffered a blood clot in
his leg, for which he is still undergoing medical treatment.
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