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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A choose has ordered a Alaska Airways to pay tens of millions to the household of a former Hawaii lady.
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Bernice Kekona died after a tragic fall at a mainland airport that was caught on video
In 2017, Kekona fell down an escalator whereas in her wheelchair at Portland Worldwide airport.
She had simply gotten off a airplane after a month-long go to with household on Maui.
The 75-year-old suffered head and chest accidents, and a leg wound which led to an an infection that killed her.
Kekona’s household sued Alaska Airways and an airport contractor alleging the businesses didn’t correctly present gate-to-gate service that the household requested.
A choose sided with the household ordering the airline to pay greater than $3 million on Monday, Feb. 22. 2021.
“I believe the household is absolutely completely satisfied as a result of it validated their perception that they did every part they may for his or her mother and their grandmother,” stated Robert Gellatly, the household’s lawyer. “It was a tragic failure nevertheless it was compounded by Alaska’s insistence it was not their fault, and it actually was.”
Alaska Airways issued this assertion:
We’re upset within the ruling and are evaluating subsequent steps. There is no such thing as a extra essential accountability than the security and wellbeing of our company, whether or not they’re in our care or the care of a vendor.