Disabled woman wins lawsuit against United, claims employees dropped her
Feb 07, 2019 07:43 AM EST
HOUSTON - A jury has decided in favor of a Florida woman who filed suit, alleging an employee of a United Airlines service provider dropped her while transferring her from a wheelchair to her seat on the plane.
Erica Fulton was awarded $3.8 million Jan. 22. Fulton's case was argued in Texas Southern District Court.
"I was surprised that the verdict was so high, but I understood it," Fulton said, claiming United Airlines ignored her claims of being dropped, leaving her no other option than to sue the airline, Air Serve, a service provider of United Airlines, and John Doe, the unidentified Air Serve employee accused of dropping Fulton in September 2016.