economy class syndrome


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economy class syndrome

lower limb thrombosis or thromboembolism caused by restricted movement and cramped space associated with coach class airplane seats.
Deep vein thrombosis formed in the lower leg after prolonged immobility—e.g., in the cramped economy class seats on long flights
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A MIDLAND Land Rover worker is considering legal action against an airline after falling victim to economy class syndrome which nearly killed him.
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That's according to Vale of Glamorgan MP John Smith, who heads a campaign to urge airlines to inform people about any possible link between long-haul flights and deep vein thrombosis, also known as economy class syndrome.
Previously it was thought DVT - so-called economy class syndrome - was only linked to cramped conditions on long-haul flights.
Gary Gibson, 37, collapsed in Majorca earlier this month from possible economy class syndrome after flying in on a family holiday from Scotland.
She is now one of 55 people fighting a landmark legal case against 28 airlines for failing to warn them or their relatives about the risk of DVT, also known as economy class syndrome.
Now Carolyn is one of fifty-six people fighting a landmark legal case against 28 airlines for failing to warn them or their relatives about the risk of DVT, also known as economy class syndrome.
Various studies on economy class syndrome have been published recently, citing a direct link between long flights and DVT.
The airline is already facing a legal challenge from other passengers claiming to have suffered from economy class syndrome - where sitting cramped for hours on long-haul flights can cause fatal blood clots known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
The daughters of a man who died from economy class syndrome are to hand a petition to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Three Court of Appeal judges dismissed their claim that the condition - dubbed economy class syndrome - was not an accident under the the terms of the 1929 Warsaw Convention.
They dismiss economy class syndrome as "overstated".