American Airlines Uniform Lawsuit
Gordon & Partners is currently investigating complaints on behalf of American Airlines employees who suffered severe reactions – including respiratory distress, full-body rashes and cognitive problems – to uniforms manufactured by Twin Hill Acquisition Company Inc.
If you work at American Airlines and have suffered health issues because of your work uniform, the defective product lawyers at Gordon & Partners may be able to file a Twin Hill uniform lawsuit to pursue compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. We have decades of experience handling complex cases against large corporations who produce defective products that cause harm to consumers and other individuals. Your consultation with our trusted attorneys is 100 percent free, and we will not charge for representing you unless you receive compensation. We will manage every aspect of your case so you can focus on treating your personal injuries.
Injuries from American Airlines Uniforms
In September 2016, American Airlines issued new uniforms to its 70,000 employees, including pilots, flight attendants and ground staff. Since then, more than 3,000 flight attendants and approximately 200 pilots have filed Twin Hill uniform complaints stating that the uniforms have caused severe reactions and health problems, including:
- Full-body rashes
- Throat irritation
- Ear irritation
- Respiratory problems, including extreme respiratory distress
- Auto-immune disorders
- Effects on endocrine and liver function
- Cognitive problems
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the union for flight attendants, says it has been notified of approximately 3,500 cases of health problems caused by the uniforms. The union represents approximately 26,000 employees at American Airlines.
Despite the complaints, Twin Hill and American Airlines continue to maintain that the uniforms are safe for employees to wear.
In a letter to the flight attendant union, Twin Hill claimed that the uniforms do not contain any restricted chemicals. The company maintains it has not been presented any evidence of a link between the uniforms and the health problems employees experienced.
American Airlines and Twin Hill completed multiple rounds of testing on the uniforms that they say confirm the clothing is completely safe. However, they gave employees the option to wear an older uniform or be reimbursed for buying a replacement with their own money.
In June 2017, American Airlines said it will end its relationship with Twin Hill when the existing contract ends in 2020. The company memo says it has not yet selected a new uniform supplier, but the uniforms will be made with different fabrics than the current uniforms.
Past Problems with Twin Hill
This is not the first time airline employees have complained about uniforms made by Twin Hill. In 2011, more than 160 flight attendants at Alaska Air Group filed a Twin Hill lawsuit claiming they suffered health problems similar to those suffered by American Airlines employees.
If you experienced health problems because of an Twin Hill uniform, contact an attorney at Gordon & Partners today. We will review your legal options in a free, no obligation legal consultation.
Twin Hill Uniform Complaints
Twin Hill is facing multiple lawsuits from employees who claim their injuries were caused by their uniforms.
In September 2017, a group of more than 100 flight attendants filed a lawsuit against Twin Hill and its parent company in an Alameda County superior court. The lawsuit claims the uniforms are made with fabric containing the following chemicals:
- Benzyl benzoate
- Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde
The Twin Hill uniform lawsuit alleges these chemicals make the fabric dangerously defective, putting employees at unreasonable risk of harm. The lawsuit also claims Twin Hill did not adequately warn consumers of the dangers of wearing the uniforms.
One of the flight attendants in the lawsuit says most of the other victims washed their uniforms dozens of times to try to remove the chemicals. Some flight attendants soaked their uniforms in vinegar, but it did not have any effect on the chemical composition of the fabric.
Another American Airlines uniform lawsuit has also been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. This lawsuit alleges the uniforms pose an unreasonable risk of harm, including the possibility of current and future health problems.
The lawsuit also states that more than 5,000 flight attendants, pilots and service representatives have worn or been near those who are wearing these uniforms and have suffered a wide range of health problems, including vertigo, damage to endocrine and liver function, skin rashes, and throat irritation.
Contact Gordon & Partners Today to Review Your Legal Options
Have you suffered an injury or had an allergic reaction to your American Airlines uniform?
You may be entitled to compensation through an Twin Hill uniform lawsuit. Our defective product lawyers have detailed knowledge of the many aspects of these cases. We will thoroughly investigate your situation and build a case as we pursue the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered.
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