A 42-year-old Indian woman who was born with born with cerebral palsy and now works at Kolkatas Indian Institute for Cerebral Palsy is considering legal action after being kicked off of a flight because of her birth injury.
Jeeja Ghosh had checked into the airport and received assistance so she could properly board her Spice Jet flight from Kolkata to Goa. However, after getting into her seat she said that she learned that the pilot had ordered her to be removed from the flight because of her condition.
The decision violated the existing Civil Aviation Rules that were set by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
In addition to demanding an apology from the pilot and airline, Ghosh is also considering taking legal action against the company.
“How am I different? I am doing the same amount of work as anybody else. I am exactly like anyone else,” she said. I may have some difficulties. Nothing more than that.”
Living with a disability such as cerebral palsy can lead to a number of unique circumstances that can complicate ones life. If you or a loved one have a child who was born with a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a birth injury lawsuit.