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Man sues airlines over obese wife’s death

Vilma Soltesz reportedly died after being denied a seat on three international flights

A man whose morbidly obese wife died after being refused a place on three flights from Europe to the U.S. is suing three airlines for $6 million.

Janos Soltesz claims that his wife Vilma became ill while on vacation in Budapest, Hungary last October. Doctors at a hospital there allegedly told Vilma—who weighed 425 pounds, suffered from diabetes and kidney disease and had an amputated leg—that she could fly home to New York, but that she should see a doctor immediately after arriving.

Alanna Byrne

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