NEWS Southwest Failed to Respond to Medical Emergency on Oakland to OC Flight: Lawsuit

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him.
Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland to Orange County landed last year, and he died the next day at a hospital, according to the lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court by his wife, Kelly Ilczyszyn, herself a Southwest Airlines flight attendant. He had suffered a blood clot.