Court Finds That Cell Phone Caused Brain Tumor

Is your cell phone putting you at risk for cancer?

by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

In a landamark ruling, the Italian Supreme Court concluded that cell phone radiation can cause brain cancer.  The court found causation between a man's heavy work related cell phone use and a brain tumor he developed.  As a result of the court's finding, it was determined that the man was entitled to receive worker's compensation benefits.  This decision potentially opens the door of success, for world wide lawsuits regarding this previously hotly contested issue. 

In 2011, the World Health Organization's International Agency on Research for Cancer classified cell phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.  This classification came after the Interphone study found that using cell phones for only 30 minutes or more per day, resulted in a 40% increased risk for a glioma brain tumor and a 96% increased risk if the phone is used predominantly on the side of the head.

Read all the details in our latest Scales of Justice blog at www.liattorney.com/scales-of-justice.html

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brookhavenconfusing October 23, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Unfortunately the credibility of Italian courts is pretty low right now. They just convicted 6 seismologists of manslaughter for failing to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake that killed 300 people. I'm not saying this is wrong about cell phone radiation, in fact it's probably correct. My mother was a very regular cell phone user for long conversations - she died of a glioma brain tumor in 2002.
Paul A. Lauto, Esq. October 23, 2012 at 09:12 PM
While certainly this landmark decision of the Italian Supreme Court is not controlling or binding authority in our courts, the basis upon which the decision was made will be relevant in the many similiar currently pending American lawsuits. My condolences for the loss of your mother.
brookhavenconfusing October 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Thank you Paul... 10 years and it's still something of a shock because it happened so quickly. Grateful though that she didn't suffer. I wouldn't expect the Italian court's decision to affect decisions in US courts. I think the WHO's classification and the Interphone study will probably carry more weight.
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