Polluted Air in Aircraft? Court in Germany says: work accident

  A stewardess has been having considerable health problems which occurred after a flight, due to toxic chemicals floating around the aircraft. With her lawyer Oliver Birk of the Stuttgart office of the DGB Rechtsschutz GmbH, she fought her case at the labour/industrial court Freiburg/Germany to determine the occurrence of an accident. After reviewing and evaluating…

Toxic Cabin Air Litigation Continues to Recirculate Through the Courts – Aviation Travel Writer – 20.5.17

A key issue in domestic toxic cabin air litigation is whether state law negligence standards apply or whether a plaintiff’s claims are preempted by federal law under the theory of implied field preemption. One of the first issues commonly litigated is whether the case will be heard in federal or state court. Another issue many…

Fume events: the current position on 26th February 2014 – Clyde & Co. LLP …Republished 26.04.17

An aircraft is beginning its final approach when the pilots notice an unusual odour in the cockpit. Without warning, the First Officer becomes nauseous and his arms and legs start to feel numb. The Captain starts to experience similar symptoms, although he is less severely affected. Both put on their oxygen masks, but the First…

DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 – Richard Mark Westgate – 23.04.17

IN THE DORSET CORONER’S COURT Before Dr SIMON FOX QC Assistant Coroner INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF RICHARD MARK WESTGATE __________________________ DECISIONS FURTHER TO PRE-INQUEST REVIEW HEARING HELD ON THE 21ST OF JULY 2016 Click Westgate Judgment 27.7.16 to view the decisions of Assistant Coroner Dr Fox QC. Click here to view the report by Senior…

Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 – Stewarts Law – 15.4.17

Public Evidence of AEROTOXIC POISONING: Boeing 767 Flight number XLA 120 Aerotoxic Poisoning 03 May 2010 The Stewarts Law Attorney Group represents 20 British passengers who were seriously injured by aircraft toxic fumes exposure on 1 February 2007. The incident occurred when they were flying on board an XL Airways Boeing 767 from London Gatwick…

Family of ‘poisoned’ British Airways co-pilot claim aviation industry is ignoring issue of toxic cabin air – The Daily Telegraph – 14.4.17

The family of a British Airways co-pilot who believed he had been poisoned by contaminated cockpit air have accused the airline industry of having its “head in the sand” over the issue. Richard Westgate, 43, died in December 2012 after moving to the Netherlands to seek help from a specialist clinic for his symptoms which…