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Women claims post-traumatic stress from flight
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Colleen O'Neal filed a lawsuit recently against United/Continental airlines over the "post traumatic stress disorder" she said she has suffered since a 20-minute flight in October 2009 -- in which, during turbulent weather, the plane "banked" from side to side and lost altitude.• In August, a state court in Frankfurt, Germany, awarded about $4,200 to Magnus Gaefgen, 36, on his claim that during a 2002 police interrogation, officers "threatened ... violence" against him if he did not disclose what he knew about a missing 11-year-old boy who was later found dead. In 2003, Gaefgen was convicted of the boy's murder and is serving a life sentence, but the court nevertheless thought he should be compensated for his "pain and suffering."• Hey, It Could've Happened: (1) The British recreation firm UK Paintball announced in August a female customer had been injured after a paintball shot hit her in the chest, causing her silicone breast implant to "explode." The company recommended paintball facilities supply better chest protection for women with implants. (2) The Moscow, Russia, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported in October a local woman's life had been saved by her "state-of-the-art" silicone breast implant.