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Few Remaining DVT Plaintiffs Try Different Approaches

Law360 (July 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With only a handful of what were once more than 50 cases still in court, plaintiffs suing airlines after suffering deep vein thrombosis—a kind of dangerous blood clot that can strike people who are immobile for a long time, like airplane passengers—are testing new legal theories.

They already know there may be no single theory that will fit all DVT sufferers. A California district court made that clear last December, when it dismissed nearly 50 cases that relied on the same argument: the airlines were liable...
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