Woman blames airline for shoulder injury

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 10, 2016

CHARLESTON — A passenger is suing American Airlines Group Inc., alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Donna Campbell filed a complaint on July 24 in Kanawha Circuit Court against American Airlines Group Inc. alleging that the airline company failed to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration guidelines on how to store automated external defibrillators.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 19, 2015, she was s passenger on an American Airlines aircraft on a flight from Dallas to Charlotte, North Carolina. During the flight a passenger opened the overhead storage bin above her and a large object, believed to be an AED, fell and struck her on the shoulder, causing her to sustain injury that required medical treatment. The plaintiff holds American Airlines Group Inc. responsible because the defendant's employees allegedly failed to properly secure the automated external defibrillator in the overhead bin.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount to exceed $75,000, plus all interest and costs for this action. She is represented by Larry Q. Ford of Meyer, Ford & Glasser PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-949

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