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Woman, 75, who spun 175 TIMES on a stretcher while being airlifted to a helicopter sues

Woman, 75, who was spun around 175 TIMES on a stretcher while being airlifted to a helicopter sues the city of Phoenix for negligence

  • Katalin Metro, 75, was hiking off Piestewa Peak when she reportedly tripped along the trail, became disoriented and needed help getting back down 
  • Lawyers for George and Katalin Metro first filed a claim in November for $2million and have now issued an official complaint against Phoenix
  • ‘Katalin expressed to City of Phoenix first responders that she did not want to be taken off the trail by helicopter,’ documents pertaining to the suit reads 
  • The couple also accuse the city of gross negligence 
  • Katalin now suffers from pain, discomfort and anxiety associated from the incident, her lawyer claims
  • It is currently unknown what damages the couple is now seeking 

A woman was seen spinning 175 times while being airlifted in a stretcher from a hiking trail in Phoenix is now suing the city for negligence. 

Katalin Metro, 75, was hiking off Piestewa Peak when she reportedly tripped along the trail, became disoriented and needed help getting back down. 

Lawyers for George and Katalin Metro first filed a claim in November for $2million and have now issued an official complaint against the city. accusing the rescue crew of negligence. 

Katalin Metro’s rescue turned into a frightening experience as she was wrapped up and strapped into a stretcher and lifted by a helicopter off the ground.

The suspended stretcher began to violently spin 175 times at a rapid pace for a full 60 seconds while suspended mid-air. 

Lawyers for George and Katalin Metro first filed a claim in November for $2million and have now issued an official complaint against the city accusing the rescue crew of negligence

Katalin Metro's rescue turned into a frightening experience as she was wrapped up and strapped into a stretcher and lifted by a helicopter off the ground, and began to violently spin 175 times at a rapid pace for a full 60 seconds while suspended mid-air

Katalin Metro’s rescue turned into a frightening experience as she was wrapped up and strapped into a stretcher and lifted by a helicopter off the ground, and began to violently spin 175 times at a rapid pace for a full 60 seconds while suspended mid-air

‘Katalin expressed to City of Phoenix first responders that she did not want to be taken off the trail by helicopter. Despite these findings and plaintiff’s wishes, the City of Phoenix paramedics/firefighters made the decision to transport Katalin off the trail by helicopter air rescue,’ according to documents pertaining to the lawsuit, Fox 10 reports.

The couple also accuse the city of gross negligence. 

‘The City of Phoenix was on notice of the potential to have a spinning event like this one, which caused injury and damages to plaintiffs if it failed to comply with safety standards,’ document read. 

Katalin now suffers from pain, discomfort and anxiety associated from the incident, her lawyer claims. 

‘Katalin Metro has incurred reasonable expenses of necessary medical care, treatment, and services, and will be required to incur such expenses in the future,’ the suit states. 

It is currently unknown how much in damages the couple is seeking. 

'Katalin expressed to City of Phoenix first responders that she did not want to be taken off the trail by helicopter. Despite these findings and plaintiff's wishes, the City of Phoenix paramedics/firefighters made the decision to transport Katalin off the trail by helicopter air rescue,' according to documents pertaining to the lawsuit

‘Katalin expressed to City of Phoenix first responders that she did not want to be taken off the trail by helicopter. Despite these findings and plaintiff’s wishes, the City of Phoenix paramedics/firefighters made the decision to transport Katalin off the trail by helicopter air rescue,’ according to documents pertaining to the lawsuit 

The November claim asserts that Metro was taken to John C. Medical Center following the harrowing helicopter rescue and a doctor said she suffered swelling and bruising to both eyes, blood in her external auditory canals and soft tissue swelling over parts of the skull. 

As a result she was transferred to a rehabilitation unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center on June 11 and was later discharged on June 28.  

Metro then started outpatient therapy, sending her medical bills skyrocketing to more than $290,000. 

George Metro wasn’t sure if his wife was dead or alive as her stretcher violently spun in the air. 

He was relieved to when he met her at the trauma center where she was being evaluated.

‘The first thing she said was, “I’m glad I’m alive.” She thought she was going to die when she was spinning,’ the husband told 12News.



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