11/23/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Portland, OR — An Oregon man has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Delta Airlines after he allegedly lost hearing in both ears, after enduring a nearly four hour flight on a noisy airplane. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, November 18, 2011, in the Multnomah County Circuit Court, reported Oregon Live.

The lawsuit states that the plaintiff, Kent J. Neilson, was flying home from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on April 28, 2010, when he began experiencing “extreme discomfort” from a loud noise on the flight. This allegedly led him to temporarily lose hearing in one ear, which is now permanent hearing loss in both ears. In addition, Neilson says he suffers from “disabling and severely aggravating” tinnitus in both ears.

The complaint further alleges that the Delta fight staff failed to offer him ear plugs, or to turn the plane around, or make an early unscheduled landing before reaching their destination at the Portland International Airport.

The plaintiff also claims that as the plane was about to land, a flight attendant informed him that other passengers have complained about the noise on a previous flight. The noise apparently was the lowest around his seat, exit row seat 10B, Oregon Live reported.

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