Iberia Avoids Major Damages In Trial Over Turbulence Injury

Law360 (January 17, 2019, 5:43 PM EST) -- Iberia Airlines avoided having to pay substantial damages to a Florida woman injured when a May 2015 flight from Madrid to Milan experienced severe turbulence, after a federal jury in Miami found Wednesday that the Spanish airline bore minimal responsibility.

Jurors concluded that plaintiff Fanny Quevedo incurred $175,000 in past and future medical expenses and suffered $1 million in damages for pain and suffering, disability and other lingering issues, but they also attributed 99 percent of the fault or negligence that was a legal cause of the injuries to Quevedo herself.

Quevedo and her husband won summary judgment from the court...

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