Qatar Airways sued after drinks trolley injury

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An Australian passenger is suing Qatar Airways after he was hit by a drinks trolley, allegedly causing physical and psychological trauma, according to local newspaper The Age.

John Karatzaferis has filed a lawsuit against the Gulf carrier in the Victorian Supreme Court, claiming an existing injuring was seriously aggravated when a flight attendant hit him while pushing the cart along an aisle during a flight from Doha to Melbourne in August 2011.

He has since suffered "pain, tenderness and limitation of movement" in his left knee, in which he already suffered arthrosis (a degenerative disease of the joints), his claim says.

He now requires an operation to fix the "chronic pain and dysfunction".

Karatzaferis said the incident and ensuing pain also had led to psychological injuries including anxiety and depression.

The court writ does not specify the value of the compensation being sought.

Qatar Airways could not be reached for comment.

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Posted by: Ronald

After decades of hitting up the drinks trolley I would be prepared to let this one pass. Those things are dangerous to all, particularly the tiny trolly dollies who have to drive them through the turbulence.

Posted by: Bruce and Bruce

Gotta be the only Australian to ever complain about having a load of drinks tossed at him. The operation he needs is to have his Ozzie nationality surgically removed. A disgrace to the cobber breed.

Posted by: Farid

This happened to me once, I thought the flight attendant was flirting with me. So instead of suing I asked her out on date. Dinner with an elegant lady is way nicer than lawyers, courts and judges.

Posted by: Joseph

what?? throw this man out of Australia he is a disgrace to the country. Try to have a decent job where you earn what you deserve and get respect for your self and your family??

Posted by: Mr. SK

Just another case of some bloke looking for cheap cash. He should move to USA where winning bogus cases like these seem to be a norm!!!!

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