If someone lost a relative based on the negligence of an airline and only got 100 thousand euro out of it they're the ones getting swindled.
I agree. But stress and two knocked out teeth shouldn't be worth millions, either. I guess I could have two tooth implants for 5k over here. Add 10k for the distress, and we arrive at the 15k I said I thought were more realistic. I realise that "suing culture" and settlements are way different on your side of the pond, but it's still amazing for someone not used to that.
Edit: forgot he had more damages, add the costs for fixing those, of course.