Friday, September 21, 2007
Can Your Hear Me Now? No? Perhaps My Lawyer Can Speak Up to Account For Your Cell Phone Hearing Loss!
Plaintiff's counsel take note, the next wave of mass litigation is literally at your finger tips. A new report from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, concludes that regular cell phone users ( those that talk for more than an hour a day) were found to have suffered high-frequency hearing loss. Such hearing loss results in an inability to hear consonants like F and T.
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research indicates that "[their] intention is not to scare the public" and "there is as yet no cause for alarm." But in Legal Pub's opinion, you have some ready made experts on your product liability claims as cell phones currently do not have adequate warning labels. Now on a personal note, if you have children addicted to cell phone use (Are you listening kids?) and if you value the ability to hear (most kids use "huh' as a built in excuse), you might want to reduce cell phone usage.
As for Trial Lawyers, let the litigation commence. After all, is not the company line that "manufactures only create safer products when their bottom line profit margin is at risk?" I have to think the potential hearing loss cases could dwarf asbestos litigation.