A passenger has sued Delta Airlines for a needle injury on board flight, that forced him to undergo HIV testing for one year period. The airline missed the needle that was left in a seat pocket, and later pricked a passenger.
According to the court documents, the passenger, Gabriel Ybarra says he was flying from LAX to Atlanta in 2015 when he reached into a seat pocket to grab his wallet, and got stabbed by the needle. He says he had to pull the needle out of his right middle finger, which started “bleeding profusely.”
Ybarra says “his life flashed in front of him.” When he went to a doctor he says he had to undergo a battery of tests, and take powerful meds to ensure he didn’t contract anything, especially HIV.
According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, he says the meds caused months of dizziness, headaches, body aches and “explosive diarrhea.” He also says he couldn’t perform “his duties as a husband to his wife for months.”
Ybarra and his wife filed the suit.