Officials say at least six passengers fell ill on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa.
According to reports, the passengers who traveled on Tampa-bound Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 on Tuesday fell ill after leaving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The passengers are being held for observation. The sick passengers on board the flight to Tampa International Airport were not traveling together.
The passengers were said to be vomiting by the time the plane landed, according to reports.
Several water fountains were shut down at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after the passengers became sick, according to reports. Airport officials could not confirm that was the cause of the sicknesses.
The remaining passengers were kept on the plane for about an hour after it landed.
Not all airplane injuries involve crashes. There are many incidents that can lead to passengers being harmed, including:
- Airline food poisoning
- Slip-and-fall accidents and trip-and-fall accidents
- Overhead bin discharge injuries
- Service cart collision injuries
- Coffee spill and hot liquid spill injuries
- Food allergy injuries
- Broken seat injuries
- Turbulence injuries
- Hard landing injuries
- Assault and sexual assault
- Delayed medical treatment
Food poisoning and/or water contamination are types of injuries that are often misunderstood. Many people assume that the only result from such an incident is temporary gastrointestinal illness, such as vomiting or diarrhea. However, that’s not always true. You can get very sick from eating tainted food or drinking contaminated water, and you could end up kidney failure, septic blood poisoning, brain damage, and in some cases even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 128,000 people are hospitalized with food poisoning every year, and 3,000 more will actually die of foodborne diseases.
If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning or water contamination on an airplane, your first step should be to seek medical attention. Following that, you should speak to a Florida Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton. We know how to obtain full and fair financial compensation for victims of food poisoning, including medical expenses and lost wages.