Woman Spun 174 Times in Stretcher During Helicopter Rescue Sues City

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A woman who went viral last year after she was spun around uncontrollably in a stretcher during a helicopter rescue is now suing the city.

Keep scrolling to watch the shocking video and why her decision to sue has been met with backlash…

Helicopters are deployed to help rescue those that need to be airlifted to the hospital.

And let’s just say, it went horribly wrong.

Seventy-five-year-old Katalin Metro’s day out went haywire, however, when she tripped and hurt her head.

All while trying to descend the 2,612ft mountain.

And when they arrived, they began to airlift Katalin into a helicopter, despite her allegedly expressing her wishes not to do so.

Ended up leaving Katalin with pain, anxiety, and hundreds of thousands in medical bills.

But the stretcher quickly began to spin.

And the stretcher began spinning at a ridiculously fast pace – begging the question of whether this so-called rescue actually did more harm than good.

The ordeal saw the seventy-five-year-old spinning a total of 174 times…

And the clip of the horrifying incident quickly did the rounds online – being viewed millions of times.

Many found the clip hilarious.

And the shocking incident has spurred Katalin on to file a lawsuit.

During the conference, the fire department alleged Katalin “suffered no ill effects from that spin other than being a little bit dizzy.”

However, Katalin’s account tells a completely different story…

At the time, her husband alleged that “her eyes were all blackened. Her face was all black and blue. Her hands and feet were black and blue… the blood went all the way to her head and broke the small vessels in her face.”

Between June and July last year, her medical bills topped $290,000.

“There are times when we bring the helicopter up from the ground, it will start to spin, so we have a line attached to the basket to help prevent that. As the basket comes up and nears the helicopter, the basket will start to interact with the rotor wash of the helicopter. That is when it tends to spin. It wants to windmill.”

Due to Katalin’s “significant and permanent injuries,” she is filing a lawsuit

As well as coverage for medical bills and compensation for loss of consortium.

“I mean she’s alive, they could have left her there.”

Meaning that the City of Phoenix must respond by June 23.

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