SF Federal Court Okays Blood Clot Suit | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.03.15

Airborne 08.04.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.03.15

Airborne 08.04.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Mon, Jul 07, 2003

SF Federal Court Okays Blood Clot Suit

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 years ago.

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.

FMI: www.thrombosisonline.com/deep_vein_thrombosis

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.04.15: Collings/Evergreen Deal, GAMA's 2Q/15 Woes, F-35B Operational

Also: Facebook Internet UAVs, New NTSB Nom, Aero-Calendar 08.04.15, Rotorcraft Conference, HFI Scholarships, AHC-3000A Retrofit, Skydivers Dispute NTSB The Collings foundation has >[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-15-15 PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777-200, 777-200LR, 777-300ER, and 777F series airplanes.>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-15-12 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes modified by a particular supplemental type certificate (STC).>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.15)

National Aircraft Appraisers Association What is your airplane worth? Determining that value is the job of the members of The National Aircraft Appraisers Association.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.05.15): Rapid Decompression

The almost instantaneous loss of cabin pressure in aircraft with a pressurized cockpit or cabin.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC