A Southwest Airlines flight attendant has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the company over its alleged lax coronavirus protocols during training — that she said led her to catch COVID-19 and give it to her husband, who died of the illness a month later.
New York native Carol Madden, 69, a cancer survivor who has worked with the airline since 2016, is seeking more than $3 million in damages for what she claims was the airline’s negligence during mandatory training last summer, USA Today reported.
Madden and her husband, Bill, who drove her home from the one-day training session at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, became ill days later and eventually tested positive for the virus.
The 73-year-old died a few weeks later in a York, Pennsylvania, hospital, with COVID pneumonia listed as the primary cause of death, according to the news outlet, which cited the lawsuit filed in US District Court in Maryland.
Madden told USA Today that she “firmly