Woman seeks damages from Aer Lingus over O'Hare boarding ramp mishap

Ann Knef Oct. 22, 2010, 4:00am

A woman says she was injured in a fall caused by improper maintenance of an airline boarding ramp.

Martha A. Green filed a lawsuit on Oct. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against the airline Aer Lingus.

Green says she was a passenger on an Aer Lingus flight that landed at O'Hare Airport in Chicago on Sept. 5, 2010. She says she fell while exiting the passenger ramp, suffering a fractured arm and other injuries.

In her suit, Green says Aer Lingus was negligent in knowingly allowing a four-inch wide depression on either side of the ramp leading to an uneven walking surface. She also claims the airline failed to warn passengers of the danger.

Green claims she suffered a fracture to her left arm and sustained pain and suffering. She says she incurred medical costs, loss of wages and disability.

In his complaint, Green seeks damages in the amount necessary to confer jurisdiction of the suit to the
circuit division of the Court, court cost relief and further relief that the Court deems just.

Lance R. Mallon of Mallon & Hale is representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-1039

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