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Supreme Court holds airline liable for doctor's death

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7439.544-h (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:544
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US Supreme Court ruled last week that Olympic Airways must pay a doctor's widow $1.4m (£0.75m; €1.1m).

    The case arose out of a flight from Athens to San Francisco in January 1998, when Dr Abid M Hanson, aged 52, a Californian doctor, was travelling home with his wife and children.

    Dr Hanson had an asthmatic reaction to cigarette smoke, and …

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