Boeing Sued for Wrongful Death from Defective Airbag.

Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents, ranging from complicated product liability and medical malpractice cases to simple car accidents. A wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. Typically, the executor or executrix of the decedent’s estate files the claim on behalf of the suffering survivors.

Last November, Ken Otto was working for an aircraft interior engineering services and Boeing supplier named Jamco America. According to a KING5-TV report, he was injured when an airbag he was working on in a parked Boeing 777 aircraft accidentally discharged. A few weeks after that accident, which occurred on the flightline near the Boeing Co.’s Everett, Washington facility, Otto died from his injuries.

Otto is survived by his wife and two sons, one of which was born four months after Otto’s death.

Otto’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing this past Wednesday. They claim that Boeing acted negligently by failing to properly warn Otto and his peers of the hazards of working on a defective airbag system inside the aircraft. His attorney also included another man in the suit, claiming that the other man now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the accident.

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