In 2013, a passenger, identified as Sharon Tallieu, was aboard an American Airlines flight and later died after she had trouble breathing and was forced to give up her oxygen as she disembarked the aircraft.
Now, her husband, Joost Tallieu, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Dallas, Texas on behalf of her deceased wife.
Ms. Tallieu experienced respitory distress while she was en route to Puerto Vallarta , Mexico.Mr. Tallieu told flight attendants that his wife had a pre-existing lung condition and needed immediate medical care. Mr. Tallieu also requested that an ambulance be waiting when they landed but instead, the two were greeted by a wheelchair.
As they were disembarking, flight crew demanded that she give up the oxygen supply that was keeping her alive. According to the complaint, the oxygen that was being supplied was keeping Ms. Tallieu alive during the flight.
Despite Mr. Tallieu’s objection, the oxygen was removed and Ms. Tallieu died 30 minutes later.
Read the complaint: Tallieu v. American Airlines Complaint
Source: NBC Washington