David Bysooa, a teenager with mild autism and cerebral palsy, was kicked out of an Air Mauritius flight after a complaint that he was not seated properly. The woman beside Bysooa complained that he was leaning towards her while the aircraft was still on the runway. The crew was unable to find and transfer Bysooa to another seat, and when he got upset, the airline kicked him out of the flight.
Bysooa was supposed to visit his grandparents, and his mother Vidulah said that he had traveled alone before. Mrs. Bysooa accused the airline of discrimination, and she brought the case to the Civil Aviation Authority.
The airline did not give Bysooa a refund for the missed trip and has even banned him from flying the airline. Air Mauritius defends their case and said that David’s presence had made for “a very uncomfortable atmosphere” and that “the decision was not taken lightly”.
Having a condition like cerebral palsy can cause life-long difficulties for those with the condition. While some cases of cerebral palsy result from health complications, but some are caused by someone else’s negligence. If you think someone is responsible for your child’s suffering, contact our lawyers at the Driscoll Firm for your legal representation needs. Call us today at (800) 305-9800.