21 April 2017
Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour
An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.
In what could become a landmark ruling, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.
The judgment, which was handed own on 11 April but only made public on Thursday, is subject to a possible appeal.
Roberto Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties obliged him to use his mobile for three to four hours of each working day for 15 years.
“For the first time in the world, a court has recognised a causal link between inappropriate use of a mobile phone and a brain tumour,” his lawyers, Stefano Bertone and Renato Ambrosio said in a statement.
Read Full Article HERE