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Woman sues airline, claiming it lost her insulin

Woman sues airline, claiming it lost her insulin

Old Jan 17, 08, 5:27 am
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Woman sues airline, claiming it lost her insulin


Singapore Airlines is being sued in small claims court after the airline is alleged to have lost a supply of insulin handed over by a Vancouver woman escorting her elderly, diabetic mother to Sri Lanka in March 2006.
Sudharma Wijeyasekara is seeking about $9,000 in expenses and damages on behalf of herself and her mother, Jayaseeli Lokuliyange, 80.
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Old Jan 17, 08, 7:08 pm
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Rule number one for insulin dependent diabetics on the road: Never, EVER hand your insulin over.

Rule number two: See rule number one.

--Greg, dx'ed Type 1 Feb 26, 1973
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Old Jan 18, 08, 6:15 am
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The mother stayed 2 days without her Insulin?
I am sure SQ would have taken the mother to a doctor at the airport and he would have prescribed the Insulin to her.SQ would have gladely bought it.Medical care in Singapore is excellent.
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Old Jan 18, 08, 6:41 pm
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In most states where I am licensed to practice pharmacy, you can easily obtain most commonly used insulins without a prescription. Most prescription insurance plans require it to be dispensed by a pharmacist though for coverage.

I hope the woman is okay!
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Old Jan 18, 08, 7:12 pm
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This is exactly why some carriers will not keep your medication for you. Very sad indeed.
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