The wife of man who became ill during a flight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, according to NBC DFW. 46-year-old Richard Ilczyszyn died in September 2014 after being found unconscious in an airplane bathroom. Ilczyszyn was aboard a flight from Oakland to Orange County when he suffered a blood clot. Ilczyszyn ran to the bathroom about 10 minutes before the plane landed, but the Southwest staff allegedly treated Ilczyszyn as a disruptive passenger, instead of someone in need of medical care. Ilczyszyn’s wife, a Southwest flight attendant, believes Ilczyszyn, whose brain was without oxygen for 33 minutes while he was on the plane, would still be alive if his medical emergency had been handled as such.
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