Young girl scalded on flight settles for €20,000.
A young girl who claimed she was scalded when hot chocolate fell on her lap on an Aer Lingus flight has settled her High Court action for €20,000.
Joy Lonergan, 13, was travelling from Barcelona to Dublin on July 16, 2018 when she claims hot liquid spilled on her lap and thighs.
In an affidavit to the court, Joy’s mother said her daughter was in considerable pain and distress and cried for the duration of the flight.
Flight attendants reportedly treated the girl by applying cold water and cooling gels, as well as providing paracetamol for pain relief.
Upon landing in Dublin, she visited a hospital for treatment.
Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Simons said Joy suffered very unpleasant burns and it was to the credit of the Aer Lingus stewards that they tended very quickly to the accident.
Although the burns had healed up, the judge said the young girl had an unpleasant time for a number of weeks.
He noted that Aer Lingus had not conceded liability and that €20,000 was the full value of the case.