American Airlines settles in U.S. blood clot case

FA Mikey

Aug 19, 2002
American Airlines settles in U.S. blood clot case
Thursday December 12, 12:02 pm ET
LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - American Airlines, a division of AMR Corp, said on Thursday it had settled a case involving so-called ''economy class syndrome'', a potentially deadly condition associated with flying.

The decision in the case in the United States comes as dozens of airlines are embroiled in a landmark court action in Britain concerning the same syndrome.
A spokeswoman for the largest airline in the United States, confirmed that the company had settled during the past week, but could not add any further details because the terms of the deal were confidential.
A source close to the situation told Reuters the case involved a traveller flying between Paris and the United States in 2001.
The settlement could have an impact on the case being conducted in the English High Court against 27 airlines, including American, which has been brought by over 50 victims of potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clotting that the claimants blame on sitting in cramped aircraft cabins.