Skip to comments.Woman Sues Airline for Serving Peanuts
Posted on 06/03/2008 2:40:34 PM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
A Long Island woman has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines claiming the carrier endangered her 4-year-old son by serving peanuts on her flight, Newsday reported.
Tehmina Haque says she was assured several times that peanuts would not be served, but flight attendants changed the plan without notice during her April 18 flight to Los Angeles.
Her lawsuit claims she was tense and fearful .. that her son would have an anaphylactic reaction while imprisoned 35,000 feet in the air, according to Newsday.
An American Airlines spokesman would not comment on the lawsuit.
The carriers peanut allergy policy reads:
American recognizes that some passengers are allergic to peanuts. Although we do not serve peanuts, we do serve other nut products and there may be trace elements of unspecified peanut ingredients, including peanut oils, in meal and snacks. We make no provisions to be peanut-free.
"Additionally, other customers may bring peanuts on board. Therefore, we cannot guarantee customers will not be exposed to peanuts during flight and strongly encourage customers to take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure.
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OR — he could wear a sign that says, ‘allergic to peanuts.’ Or even — she could be a hands-on mother. duh.
Life is hard, and not for whiners. And welcome to FR Mr. Dip.
Or they could take a train.
I didn’t realize that a reaction like that could occur while merely being in the presence of peanuts...but honestly, if he didn’t have a reaction, don’t sue!
Well, I wonder when the nanny state nazis will forbid any nut snacks on any airline even if carried on by passengers?
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I was at a social gathering recently where one of the mothers claimed her children were allergic to peanuts. I had seen two of the three kids eat a handful of peanuts. They ran around normally all night. My conclusion was that the mother with the three allergic kids is trying to impose her will on everyone else...or maybe she only has one allergic kid and is completely innumerate.
I am sick of the peanut nazis. If you or your kid are allergic to peanuts, avoid places where they are common. If you expect me to deal with your condition, do not expect a long life expectancy.
Great way to get a couple mil out of a stone.
Future nanny state ping, I am sure.
They just didn’t server her enough peanuts.
I hope she has to pay a heafty lawyers bill when she loses!
Strip search all the passengers and check ‘em for nuts.
When are people going to start taking responsibility for their own problems instead of burdening others with theirs?
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Imprisoned? Don't you think that's being a bit dramatic?
She is nuts! ; )
What a peanut brain! tell her to put her son in a bubble and No to any travel. And for shame on the scurvy lawyer low enough to sue in this flagrantly disgusting abuse of the law. From now on I will always carry an extra large jar of peanuts on board and will ostentatiosly munch on each PEANUT spreading its salts and dust around as I munch, hoping she is in the next seat. Dont take any crap American Airlines, fight this one with tooth and nail! Beyond STUPID!!:-P
only go on democrat and rino flights (no nuts now or ever)
ROFL...thanks for the laugh....I needed it....ROFLLLL
Hmmmmm.....does she ever take the little tyke out of her home? EVER???? SHEESH.
Sorry, but I consider that part of a mother's job. It's daddy's job to take mommy upstairs every once and awhile to reset the "tense and fearful" timer.
These peanut nazis are everywhere now. Ive attended 2 lectures at my sons private church school where they let the one parent lecture us and about their kids allergy. They thanked us in advance for our understanding that we could no longer give our kids, pbnjelly sandwiches, no processed bag foods, cracker, chips etc, as they are made with peanut additives etc. Then I learned only 20 people die a year from the allergy..BUT..it only affects fully developed adults..NOT..children. We are sooo soft.
Never. They will continue to demand that we accommodate their gene pool polluting spawn.
All the kids give up their poison products, which seemed OK as moonbat was giving all the kids replacement nutrition bars to ease the loss. So as I'm peeling the wrapper on these bars, the ingredient list catches my eye. Lo and behold the 4th or 5th item listed in the bars is PEANUT OIL.
Moonbat was very happy with herself for solving the problem, at least in her eyes.
All obvious females can bypass that search station, questionable ones will have to submit to that search to prevent any inadvertent smuggling on board. Any passenger found on board with two or more will be evicted from the plane, even at altitude, to prevent any potential nut reactions.
I generally love animals but I don't want a strangers dog or cat or pig next to me nor running in the aisle.........I don't want the smell of their pee, their poop, their wet fur, etc.....
yet I understand the new in vogue thing to do is to have your doctor designate your pet as a "companion pet".......unfreaking believable the gall of some people...(yet they'll complain about children)
Or she could have just said “no thank you,” which is the same thing diabetics say when candy or other sweets containing sugar are offered. Why should an airline stop serving an item just because one or two people can’t eat it.
I’m with her on this one. Kids have died from exposures to traces of peanuts. American Airlines had put in writing a policy that they “do not serve peanuts” and then they served them. While it’s always possible that another passenger will have brought something containing peanuts on board, the risk of exposure from that is a LOT less than when the flight crew hands out peanuts to everybody on the plane.
She took reasonable precautions, choosing an airline that had a written policy against serving peanuts, and presumably also carrying an epi-pen for emergency use in case her son somehow got a trace of peanuts from a passenger’s personal snack. This is an issue that everyone is aware of. As a private company, AA should be free to say it’s not their problem, and that they might serve peanuts, but that’s not what they did.
I don’t think she’s doing this for the money. Like most parents who’ve experienced the terror of a child going into anaphylactic shock, she wants to reduce the chance of that happening to another child.
LOL....we had to travel with cats when on a project in Canada....I covered their carriers (and took along drugs, just in case they needed calming down)....and once, told someone it was a SNAKE in the carrier....just didn’t want someone to freak out about their “cat allergy”.
Did the kid eat the peanuts?
Don’t they have a special pen for emergencies. Tell this mother we don’t just cater to her needs. She’s just looking for a lawsuit windfall.
Read up on peanut allergies. Some children have gone into anaphylactic shock just from breathing air in a room where there were peanuts. Others have gone into shock from touching a desk at school where someone had previous eaten peanuts or peanut butter, even though there was no visible trace. There is no way to be 100% safe, but when an airline has told you it DOES NOT serve peanuts, it better not.
Tort Reform Bump!
Now there’s a blast from the past!
Strip search all the passengers and check em for nuts.
if the tsa agent checks for my nuts...she better be good lookin!!!!
Modern times, modern times . . . (shaking head).
I wonder if she takes the kid to the grocery store? Lot’s of peanuts there, sometimes in open bins. oh, my.
This is RIDICULOUS! When I was growing up I had friends who were allergic to various things - their PARENTS made sure EVERYONE knew about it. They didn’t leave it to chance.
A few years ago, a young teen died after eating a snack at a local water park that had been cooked in peanut oil. Did his parents sue? NO!!! They rightly said, that he was at an age where he had to ask the questions himself, that they wouldn’t be ABLE to guard him against these things all of his life. While very sad, and the vendor, very sorry, they didn’t turn around and SUE the water park, nor the vendor. They amazingly agreed with all of those who said - it’s unfortunate, but he knew the risks. HE knew better...
The tyranny of the minority. It’s what PC America is all about.
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Actually, breathing in the peanut dust could cause a serious reaction. I know people who can’t even go into a restaurant that peanuts are served or food is cooked NEAR peanut oil.
And given his circumstance of being in the air, I would worry too.
Dennis Prager was talking about this on his program last week. He said that he was unable to find even one instance of an actual event where a person died from eating a peanut, much less "eau de peanut." He claims that this is an "urban legend" and challenges anyone to provide a real instance of sudden peanut death, date, time, place and name of person involved.