Local women sue United Airlines after hard landing in Chicago

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Two Vancouver women have sued United Airlines after they claim they were injured in a hard landing in Chicago.

Pricilla Triplett and Barbara Shivvers were flying from Portland International Airport to Chicago on May 23, 2015.

Upon landing in Chicago around 6:30 a.m. that morning, the women claim the force of the landing threw them into the seat backs in front of them, injuring them both.

Triplett claims she suffered permanent injuries and pain to muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves of her neck and back. The lawsuit claims those permanent injuries have increased her susceptibility to future injury, degenerative arthritis and degenerative disc disease.

Shivvers claims she suffered similar permanent injuries, including headaches and a cervical and lumbosacral sprain.

The pair have demanded a jury trial in Multnomah County and say they're owed $84,894 for their injuries.

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