Father files a lawsuit against United Airlines over injury to daughter's arm sustained during a flight
A young passenger flying on a United Airlines flight from Amsterdam to San Francisco suffered injuries to her left middle finger and extensor tendon in an accident. During the ten-hour flight from Schiphol Airport to California, her hand got stuck in an unprotected hinge mechanism of an armrest in economy class.
The girl, trying to use the armrest, accidentally hit its mechanism, which led to a serious injury, PYOK writes. The doctors who were flying with the child immediately intervened and provided assistance, but it turned out that she needed surgery to repair the damaged tendons and ligaments.
The child's father has decided to file a lawsuit in a Chicago court against United Airlines, claiming that the injuries were caused by the airline's negligence in failing to install the necessary safety measures.
The child put her finger into the armrest hinge when it was pushed up, but the armrest suddenly went down and pinched her hand.
The passenger's family filed a lawsuit in Chicago under the Montreal Convention, an international treaty that guarantees specific rights to passengers in the event of an accident or injury.
A United Airlines spokesperson said that customer safety is their highest priority and confirmed that medical care was provided and the customer met with medical personnel after landing.