Posted: 21 November, 2016
Melbourne Teen Sues Over Burnt Genitals
A Victorian teenager is suing Virgin Australia after he burnt his genitals with spilt coffee.
A statement of claim filed in the country court of Victoria revealed 16-year-old Whett Butler suffered burns, blisters and scarring to his thighs, midriff and genitals
The incident occurred soon after take off on a Los Angeles – Sydney flight in May 2015.
It alleges the tray table did not have a recess to hold a cup securely and tilted downwards.
Virgin Australia on Monday confirmed “an incident did occur on flight VA2 from Los Angeles to Sydney on 3 May 2015” the Guardian reports.
“Virgin Australia takes the safety and comfort of our passengers extremely seriously, however given this particular matter has not yet been resolved it would not be appropriate to comment any further,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
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