Passenger ‘scalded’ by boiling tea receives payout from Ryanair

Passenger ‘scalded’ by boiling tea receives payout from Ryanair

A Ryanair passenger has won a £28,000 payout from the airline after claiming his crotch was scalded by a stewardess who spilled boiling tea.

Ronald Furlong, 33, said he had to take off his trousers in the aisle of the plane after the incident in August 2012 so he could treat the injury.

The hot drink was said to have been spilled on his lap as it was being passed to another passenger, scalding his groin, abdomen and genitals, the Irish Times reported.

Furlong, who brought the case to the Irish Circuit Civil Court, claimed the stewardess had failed to deliver the hot drink with a lid and the injuries had “interfered with” his personal life.

Ryanair prepared a defence denying the claims, saying Mr Furlong had spilled the drink on himself, by not paying attention and acting carelessly.

But a hearing this week revealed the claim had been settled with a payout, according to the barristers of both parties.


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