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British Airways passenger sues after sitting next to obese person

A client sued British Airways, claiming he had sustained back injuries after being forced to sit next to an obese passenger and crashed into the side of the plane during a 13-hour flight.

Stephen Prosser, 51, described the passenger sitting next to him about 196 cm tall and weighing about 145 kg.

Mr. Prosser said he was wedged between the wall of the aircraft and the large passenger, who was in the middle of the seat, during the flight from Bangkok to London.

Since then, he has suffered nerve damage to his back and his pelvis has been put out of alignment.

"He was a huge guy, not just overweight but really big too, he was a real lump," he said.

"I felt uncomfortable as soon as he sat down because I was stuck against the side of the cabin.

" I asked if they could move or move but it was a complete flight and they decided not to move me to a member's seat of the crew because I had to keep getting up to allow them to get to the galley. "

Mr. Prosser said that he was told that he should make a formal complaint and was sent back to his post.

" I had no choice but to return to my place and the inconvenience of being crushed against the cabin soon turned into agony, "he said

" I think it's up to the staff to take control of such a situation and they would have to ask the passenger in the hallway to exchange with the man bigger in the middle. "

British Airways rejected Mr. Prosser's request.

But the unhappy passenger from South Wales is looking for about $ 1

7,500 in damages and loss of income after being unable to work for three months. [19659003] In a statement, British Airways said: "British Airways is resisting the request. However, as the case is subject to ongoing proceedings, it would be inappropriate for us to comment. "

The case should be heard in a Welsh court this week.

Last year, an Australian man took American Airlines to court saying that he was crushed between two" grossly obese "passengers on a flight from Sydney in Los Angeles, which exacerbated an existing back problem and left him in pain.

The man from Wollongong, NSW, said the body of the next passenger to him "got knocked over and got into" in the his seat, forcing him to "twisting his body in a series of positions including standing up, crouching, bending over and leaning forward."

He said he asked the cabin crew to move to another place. In 2016, a lawyer said his nine-hour break in the UAE was ruined after sitting next to an obese man whose "spillover" crushed him in his place.

And in 2015, a The man from Queensland did c aided to Etihad, claiming the "grossly or" the man next to him "slipped into his seat" and caused him back pain.

The passenger said that he complained after five hours of discomfort but he was refused another post, and that he had a back injury and exasperated a previous problem back from being forced to twist and twist the body to avoid contact.

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