Sixteen Year Old Rhett Butler is suing Virgin Australia Air after he received burns on his groins, thighs, genitals, and midriffs during his flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.
Butler alleges the tray table at his seat was defective, causing the hot coffee he ordered to spill and injure him.
The burns purportedly took three months to heal and Butler claims he also suffers from emotional trauma due to the incident.
An article on this accident is available here.
Friedman Rubin represents people injured during flight, please visit here for more information.