Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation, Re: CA 3 Jul 2002

Group litigation between the appellant passengers and the respondent carriers. Most of the passengers allege that they have suffered deep vein thrombosis leading to serious injury, as a result of travelling in the carriers’ aircraft. In some particularly tragic cases the DVT proved fatal and the claim is brought by the personal representatives of the passenger.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers MR
[2003] EWCA Civ 1005, [2004] 1 Lloyds Rep 316, [2004] 1 All ER 445, [2003] 2 CLC 884, [2003] 3 WLR 956, [2003] PIQR P35, (2004) 76 BMLR 38, [2004] QB 234, [2004] 1 All ER (Comm) 459
Bailii
England and Wales
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See AlsoIn re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation QBD 20-Dec-2002
The claimants claimed to have suffered deep vein thrombosis having been sat in cramped conditions for long periods whilst travelling by air. They sought compensation, saying that the failure by the airlines to warn them and take steps to minimise . .
See AlsoIn re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation CA 3-Jul-2003
Passengers on air flights who had suffered deep vein thrombosis through inactivity whilst travelling sought damages.
Held: The claim in its nature was for something unrelated to any particular event. The word ‘accident’ necessitated some sort . .
See AlsoDeep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation HL 8-Dec-2005
The appellants had suffered deep vein thrombosis whilst travelling on long haul air flights. The defendants said that their liability was limited because the injuries were not accidents.
Held: The claimants’ appeal failed. The definition of . .

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