We all know that a screaming toddler can drive anyone crazy. But can you sue over it?
That's just what one woman is doing. Jean Barnard, an American tourist who was on her way to vacation in Australia and New Zealand last January, claims that a three-year-old boy screamed so loud that she was left "stone cold deaf," according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Ms. Barnard sued the airline Qantas. The case was settled last week.
"The pain was so excruciating that I didn't even know I was deaf," Ms. Barnard said, describing the incident during a deposition for a civil lawsuit she filed against the airline in the US District Court in Los Angeles.
The 67-year-old claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries from the toddler's scream and sought damages for physical and mental suffering, medical expenses and loss or impairment of earning capacity. All I can say is: give me a break.Read More »from Woman Sues Airline Over Screaming Toddler