A New York mother is alleging her boy died aft he went into cardiac apprehension connected an American Airlines flight to Florida and nan automatic outer defibrillator connected committee nan level was not charged.
Kevin Greenidge was a rider walking from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to Miami connected June 4, 2022, erstwhile he suffered aesculapian trauma and became unconscious, according to a lawsuit precocious revenge by his mother Melissa Arzu successful nan U.S. District Court for nan Southern District of New York.
The suit says Greenidge’s resulting decease was "caused wholly and solely by logic of nan carelessness, recklessness and negligence of nan suspect AMERICAN, its respective agents, servants and/or labor successful failing to support an automatic outer defibrillator (AED) connected committee nan taxable flight" and "failing to guarantee that nan AED and its mobile artillery battalion were afloat and decently charged."
It besides accuses American Airlines of "failing to train its labor pinch basal resuscitation technique" and "causing, permitting and allowing nan mobile artillery battalion to drain down to nary powerfulness thereby causing nan AED to extremity working."
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A New York mother is alleging successful a suit that her boy died past twelvemonth aft he suffered cardiac apprehension connected an American Airlines formation and nan automatic outer defibrillator was not working. (Reuters/Mike Blake / Reuters Photos)
"That arsenic a consequence of nan defendant’s negligence successful failing to support a moving defibrillator upon their formation caused, permitted and/or hastened nan untimely decease of... Kevin Greenidge," it added.
The suit is seeking damages and costs of lawyer fees, among different relief.
It references nan Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998, saying that nan rule "requires airlines to transportation defibrillators aboard each craft pinch formation attendants" and that nan devices "must beryllium inspected regularly successful accordance pinch inspection periods established successful nan operations specifications to guarantee its information for continued serviceability and contiguous readiness to execute its intended emergency purposes."
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American Airlines did not instantly respond to a petition for remark connected nan suit from FOX Business. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Getty Images)
American Airlines did not respond Tuesday greeting erstwhile asked by FOX Business to remark connected nan ineligible filing.
The filing of nan suit comes aft nan National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it is investigating a adjacent telephone involving 1 of American Airlines flights astatine Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
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According to NTSB, connected Feb. 16, an Air Canada Rouge A-321 craft was cleared for takeoff connected Runway 14 astatine nan aforesaid clip an American Airlines B-737 level was cleared to onshore connected nan aforesaid runway.
American Airlines planes parked astatine their gates successful nan Miami International Airport connected Dec. 10, 2021 successful Miami. The formation Kevin Greenidge was connected was walking from Honduras to Miami, nan suit states. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images / Getty Images)
Officials said nan American Airlines unit self-initiated a go-around, aborting nan landing.
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No injuries aliases harm were reported.
Fox Business' Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.