Former Flight Attendant Joanne Turner wins second appeal in landmark contaminated cabin air case.
3 September 2010
After East West Airlines lost the appeal in April 2010, the judgment was appealed again. Once again, the verdict was upheld. This should now see an end to this case and set a precedent for other Aerotoxic Syndrome sufferers.
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1 April 2010
In June last year we reported that former Flight Attendant Joanne Turner had won her case against her former employer, East West Airlines. East West appealed the decision and this week the appeal was dismissed. As far as we know this is the first civil case of its kind that has been won in court rather than settled outside as has occurred before.
Perhaps one day there will be recognition for the many crews and passengers around the world who have been injured after breathing contaminated air. Perhaps one day the legal process will be bypassed and justice will be served. Hopefully the airline industry and regulators will now start to listen and make real change in all aircraft flying today, and in the future look after those who have been injured.
The case commenced in 2001. Well done to Joanne for sticking with it and for gaining this significant win. Congratulations.
New South Wales Court of Appeal - East West Airlines Limited v Turner  NSWCA 53
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5 May 2009
Former Flight Attendant Joanne Turner wins a case against her former employer in relation to ill health caused by a major fume event on a BAe146 on 4 March 1992. We believe this is the first open win of its kind.
Turner v Eastwest Airlines Limited  NSWDDT 10, 5 May 2009