Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

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    Vilma Soltesz The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, according to public court records. Janos Soltesz filed a wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in November 2012 in New York Federal Court. Vilma Soltesz, who weighed over 400 lbs. and as a result had an amputated leg, had been kicked off a series of New York-bound flights in Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport between October 15 and October 22, 2012. Husband of Vilma Soltesz and Plaintiff in the lawsuit. “Due to Vilma’s medical condition and weight, two seats were purchased for Vilma and one for Janos, for all of their flights,” states the original suit. The couple had no problems flying from New York to Hungary the month before, but several problems, including broken seats, prevented the wheelchair-ridden Vilma from getting to her home in New York. According to the suit, Vilma started feeling ill earlier in the month and had even sought treatment at Veszprem Hospital in Hungary. “She was released and told that she could fly home, but to [...] The post Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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