By :  • 7 Nov 2022

In a judgment dated November 2, 2022, the Court of Appeal of Turin confirmed the decision of the first instance, condemning INAIL [Instituto nazionale Assicurazione Infortuni sul Lavoro – National Institute for Work Accident Insurance] to compensate the victim of an intracranial tumor of the acoustic neuroma linked to the use of cell phones.

2H30 per day on his cell phone for 13 years

company in the Valle d’Aosta. Between 1995 and 2008 he used his cell phone (on ETACS and then GSM) for more than 10,000 hours (from 10,361 to 13,687) – an average of 2.5 hours per day.

According to medical reports, the plaintiff suffers from left-sided deafness, facial nerve paresis, balance disorders and a depressive syndrome due to the tumor. The case brought before the court of Aosta recognized the causal link between the use of the cell phone and the appearance of the auditory nerve tumor.