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A lawsuit says a 25-year-old woman died after suffering an embolism on a flight — here’s what travelers should know about the risk

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A recent lawsuit claims a 25-year-old woman died on a flight after suffering an embolism, Business Insider reported. 
According to the suit, the woman’s cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, or a sudden blockage in a lung artery.
People traveling long distances can be at higher risk for the blood clots that may lead to a pulmonary embolism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC says long-distance travelers should protect themselves by learning the symptoms of blood clots an pulmonary embolism and moving legs frequently on long trips. 

Brittany Oswell, a 25-year-old newlywed and nurse, died after suffering an embolism on an American Airlines flight from Hawaii to South Carolina, the Charlotte Observer reported on Wednesday.

Now, her husband and parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the airline. Their attorney, Brad Cranshaw, told The State that a doctor on the April 14 flight examined Oswell and asked for an emergency landing multiple times. But the lawsuit, which was published by the Charlotte Observer, alleges that an emergency landing was not attempted.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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