After taking off her mask to sip water, a Southwest Airlines passenger claims she was removed off the plane by airline staff.
Medora Clai Reading filed the case last week in a federal court in New York City. Reading,68, according to the lawsuit, Because she needed to drink water due to a medical problem and had a medical exemption for a heart condition, low blood pressure, and claustrophobia she said she removed her masks. Reading, on the other hand, was forced off the Palm Beach-bound trip when a flight attendant urged her to cover her nose and mouth with a mask. She was returning from a trip to Washington, D.C.
She has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the airline, claiming that her medical exemption card was mishandled by the flight attendant. In reaction to seeing the evidence, she claims the worker stated, “We don’t care.”
As she was led out of the plane by a gate attendant, Reading said she cried. Due to pending litigation, a representative for Southwest Airlines told the Miami-Herald that there was no comment on Reading’s case.