The UK High Court is allowing victims of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) which has been caused or exacerbated by air travel to prepare a class action against a group of airlines. Nearly 300 plaintiffs have come forward as potential participants in the action, and a lawyer advises that one of the primary issues to be examined is whether a medical condition like DVT, if proven to have been caused by flying, can be classified an accident under the Warsaw Convention, which sets the rules on airline liability.

Source: Flight International