National Law Firm Investigates Aircraft Fumes Cases

Fumes in Aircraft Cabins


National law firm, Irwin Mitchell, is currently investigating potential claims for a number of passengers who have suffered injuries allegedly due to toxic fumes leaking into aircraft cabins during international flights.

The injuries sustained include respiratory symptoms, neurological problems including numbness and memory loss, and immediate symptoms including headaches, nausea and other gastrointestinal problems.

Clive Garner, Head of International Travel Litigation at Irwin Mitchell, said today that there is increasing concern about this issue. "We continue to receive a growing number of enquiries from passengers looking to take legal action following possible inhalation of dangerous fumes on board a range of commercial aircraft. Some of those seeking legal redress are complaining of serious symptoms which are having a significant impact on their quality of life and their ability to carry out day to day activities.

"Given the number of passengers and aircrew potentially affected, we strongly urge that further investigation into the cause and effects of possible air cabin contamination is carried out as a matter of urgency."