United Airlines is facing another lawsuit as a passenger who was being transported from a wheelchair to their seat, was dropped causing her to fall landing on her shoulder and tearing muscles in her arm. This happened back in September on a flight from Houston to Austin, and the woman has since racked up over $200,000 in medical bills.
United has had a bad streak lately starting with the United Airlines Passenger Was Dragged Off a Plane Due To Oversell. United has apologized and will be covering the cost to repair her wheelchair, however after this lawsuit it could end costing the airline a lot more.
Per Fox News,
A handicapped Florida woman, who claims she fell after an airport employee dropped her, has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and its contracted workers.
Erica Fulton, of Largo, Florida, was flying out of Houston’s Bush Airport with United Airlines last September when an airport employee picked her up to help her into her seat.
The employee reportedly continued to reassure Fulton that he “got” her while transporting her from her wheelchair to her seat, but Fulton said she knew he didn’t.
“Once he got me totally upright, I just saw this look of panic in his face,” Fulton told WFLA. “I said, ‘Oh my God, he’s gonna drop me.”
Fulton, who has a degenerative disease that requires her to use a wheelchair, said she fell over, and all of her weight landed on her right shoulder and tore muscles in her arm.