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Death in Philadelphia airport results in personal injury lawsuit

January 18th, 2013 by Gabriel Z. Levin
The personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia is sure to point out the fact it took paramedics 40 minutes to arrive at the bathroom where the victim was suffering.

The family of a Pennsylvania woman who died in Philadelphia International Airport has made the decision to hire a Philadelphia injury attorney after the 38-year-old female member of their clan died from a pulmonary embolism. CBS Philly was the first news network to break the story and reported that the victim, who was also a mother of two, lost her life after becoming violently ill on a flight from Atlanta to the state’s capital.

While the 38-year-old was on board an AirTran Airways flight, she got up out of her seat to go to the bathroom. Despite her distress, the complaint alleges that the crew offered her no help. After her flight landed in Terminal E of the airport, the victim made it to another nearby restroom. It was there that she collapsed.

Court documents revealed that the Good Samaritan who was helping her did call for medical assistance, but dispatchers and radio confusion made it difficult to understand the gravity of the situation. The victim’s family also pointed the finger at improper bathroom signs as the reason it took medics 40 minutes to arrive on scene. The mother of two was later pronounced dead. It is still unclear whether she was deceased when rescue crews arrived or passed away after they administered medical treatment.

The Good Samaritan, who stayed with the victim throughout the incident, told CBS that “she absolutely could have been saved. There was no reason for her to die.”

The City of Philadelphia and AirTran Airways have been named the defendants in the lawsuit.

If one of your family members has died because of someone else’s negligence, then consider hiring a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.

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