Melissa Arzu has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with the death of her 14-year-old son, Kevin Greenidge.
At the time of the occurrence, the youngster was returning home from a family holiday.
Keven experienced a heart collapse on his American Airlines trip home after a family holiday in June. A doctor on board the aeroplane allegedly attempted to use the defibrillator but was unable to resuscitate the adolescent. The complaint claims that the defibrillator was not functioning correctly.
In response, American Airlines published a statement stating their hearts go out to Mr. Greenidge and his family, the statement said.
Airlines are obliged to carry working defibrillators on board.
The Federal Aviation Administration develops standards for the use of medical equipment onboard aircraft, especially equipment used in medical emergencies, such as the automated external defibrillator, or AED. The rule state that if the air carrier elects to carry just one AED and one EMK on board, the aircraft may not be sent if that AED is inoperative or that EMK is incomplete.
Another incident is being investigated by the airline.
The second American Airlines event took place at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board revealed that an aircraft was approved for takeoff on Runway 14, while an American Airlines jet was also permitted to land on the same runway in February. The landing was aborted by the crew, and no damage or casualties were recorded.
The boy’s mother has filed a lawsuit seeking damages and other remedies. The complaint claims that American Airlines failed to ensure that the automated external defibrillator and its transportable battery pack were completely and correctly charged, which caused, allowed, and/or expedited Greenidge’s untimely death. Arzu is requesting money for legal expenses as well as additional remedies and damages.