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American Airlines Sued for Deadly Passenger Poisoning

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A man’s fatal heart attack was allegedly induced by bad chicken served on an American Airlines flight. The airline is now being sued by his wife.

In a flight from Barcelona to New York, the couple ate a meal onboard American Airlines. The man had the chicken and “became pale, experienced ‘sharp stomach cramps’ and was suddenly very thirsty” according to a report of the incident in The Miami New Times.

Despite his condition, the couple boarded their connecting flight to Miami, where he experienced nauseousness, shortness of breath and finally a heart attack. An emergency landing in Norfolk, Virginia was too late to save the man’s life.

Lawsuits were filed against American Airlines and Sky Chefs with a claim that the chicken was poisoned with the bacteria C. perfringens. The suit also alleged the airline’s negligence in allowing the man to board the Miami flight, failing to provide medical attention, and delaying the emergency landing.

LSG Sky Chefs claims not to have catered that flight and said it would file a motion to remove its name from the case defendants.

Resort Torts are cases of civil liability for negligent or criminal acts that arise out of a resort, vacation or recreational setting. These can involve aspects of hotel and motel safety, cruise ship litigation, pleasure boating and jet ski incidents, amusement, aquatic, diving and swimming incidents, foreign travel and medical emergencies, gaming and casinos, aviation (commercial and general), rental car liability, moped, bicycle and motorcycle safety, buses and tour guides, travel industry liability for crime victims, and medical care provided to vacationers.