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Husband of woman who died from lack of oxygen sues American Airlines

Husband of woman who died from lack of oxygen sues American AirlinesIn 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

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1 Comment on Husband of woman who died from lack of oxygen sues American Airlines

  1. The only way they get compensation is if AA believes the person who died actually mattered and if they get enough push back from news media and social media. And that only happens if the deceased is white. Otherwise it will likely not be reported and there will be little to no sympathy for this incident. It’s really upsetting that that’s often times the case but that’s just the reality.

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