MIAMI – A Wellington man alleges he was injured while traveling on a plane because of flight turbulence.

Herbert A. Lowe filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against JetBlue Airways Corp. alleging that the airline company failed to comply with the Montreal Convention.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 25, 2015, he sustained serious and permanent injuries during Flight B6 875, from Fort Lauderdale to Kingston, Jamaica because of flight turbulence. He alleges has suffered pain and suffering; disfigurement and scarring; medical, surgical and hospital care and treatment; and loss of earnings. The plaintiff holds JetBlue Airways Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly breached its duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of its passengers and failed to take appropriate measures and precautions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs, plus compensatory damages under the Montreal Convention. He is represented by Michael D. Dickenson of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck PA in West Palm Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60584

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