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Lawsuit: In-flight meal led to American Airlines flier's death

The family of a deceased American Airlines passenger is suing the airline, claiming that the man died from food poisoning he got from his in-flight meal.

CNN is among several outlets to pick up the story. It reports:

The wife and daughter of the late Othon Cortes of Miami are suing the airline and Sky Chefs for more than $1 million, alleging he ate food contaminated with bacteria during a flight from Barcelona, Spain, to New York.

The incident happened on May 18 after Cortes consumed an in-flight meal that allegedly contained chicken, according to a lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Miami.

According to the New York-based International Business Times (IBT), the lawsuit claims Othon Cortes' chicken meal was contaminated with the potentially deadly bacteria Clostridium perfingens.
 
 

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