Prolonged exposure to cell phone radiation can cause serious side effects, including certain types of cancer and tumors.  The cell phone radiation lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP believe that cell phone manufacturers misrepresented the safety of cell phones.  Please call our cell phone cancer lawyers for a free and confidential case evaluation if you believe that mobile phone radiation exposure caused you to develop any of the following:

  • glioma;
  • acoustic neuroma;
  • acoustic neuroma;
  • tumors of the salivary glands; or
  • tumors in the neck.

Cell Phone Cancer Link

In May 2011, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) reclassified cell phones as possible cancer causing agents, placing them in the same category as chloroform and lead. The WHO concluded that prolonged cell phone radiation exposure may put users at an increased risk for glioma, a malignant form of brain cancer, and acoustic neuroma, a slow growing tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. Additionally, a recent Environmental Health Trust study published in the Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine Journal found that testing conducted by cell phone manufacturers underestimates the amount of cell phone radiation exposure experienced by most users. Specifically, the study found that 97 percent of cell phone users are exposed to unsafe levels of cell phone radiation. In light of these and other recent studies, the cell phone cancer lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP believe that manufacturers failed to properly warn consumers of the dangers associated with cell phones. If you developed glioma, acoustic neuroma, meningioma or tumors of the salivary glands or in the neck due to mobile phone radiation, a cell phone lawyer may be able to assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries.

Cell Phone Cancer Lawyers And Advocates Campaign For Warning Labels

Given the wave of recent studies and increased media attention, several states have taken steps to warn consumers about the risks associated with cell phone use. For example:

  • In early 2010, Maine legislators voted on a bill requiring cell phone manufacturers to include a warning label advising consumers about the risks associated with cell phone radiation.  Growing concerns about the safety of cell phones have also prompted a number of cities and states to follow suit, including California, Pennsylvania, Oregon and New Mexico.
  • In July 2010, San Francisco passed an ordinance, requiring manufacturers to disclose the Specific Absorption Rate (“SAR”) for all cell phone models.  The SAR measures the peak output of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a mobile phone.  The Federal Communications Commission guidelines require that cell phones must have an SAR of less than 1.6 watts per kilogram.
  • In December 2010, the Philadelphia city council passed a resolution to hold hearings on the health risks associated with cell phone radiation. The hearings were aimed at how to best educate users on cell phone safety.

The cellular phone lawyers at our firm believe that cell phone manufacturers should be held accountable for failing to provide consumers with adequate warnings and safety information.

Industry Funded Cell Phone Cancer Studies

To address increased media attention regarding cell phone radiation, manufacturers have conducted studies in order to rebut claims alleging that there is a link between cell phones and cancer. For example, Interphone, the largest study on cell phones and cancer, analyzed data spanning a ten year period across thirteen countries. The results were muddled and inconclusive, with no definitive link between cancer and cell phones. However, the multimillion dollar study, funded in part by the mobile phone industry, contained numerous design flaws. For example, the study only observed patients from ages 30 to 59 years old – disregarding the effects that cell phone radiation has on children and young adults. Critics also noted that the ten year span was insufficient to determine long-term health impacts, given that certain types of cancer and tumors can take up to 30 years to develop.

Despite these problems, an online only appendix of the study still showed that individuals who used a cell phone for ten years or more are twice as likely to develop glioma. One of the Interphone researchers, Siegal Sadetzki, said that the overall evidence of the study did not confirm or dismiss the possible link between cell phones and certain types of cancer and tumors, but conceded that “we do have some suspicions.” Doctor Henry Lai, a University of Washington research professor who maintained a database of 400 scientific papers on the possible effects of wireless radiation, found that only 28 percent of cell phone industry funded studies showed some effect, while 67 percent of independent studies without such funding did the same.

How Our Cell Phone Radiation Lawyers Can Help

The cell phone lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are assisting individuals who have been injured as a result of cell phone radiation exposure. With the help of a cell phone cancer lawyer, victims can initiate a cell phone radiation lawsuit  against manufacturers for negligent misrepresentation and unsafe, defective design. A mobile phone radiation lawyer may be able to help you gain compensation for your suffering, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability costs

Contact A Cell Phone Radiation Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glioma, acoustic neuroma, meningioma or tumors of the salivary glands or in the neck as a result of exposure to cell phone radiation, you may want to consult with a cell phone lawyer. You may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. Our team of cell phone radiation lawyers will be happy to answer your questions and inform you of your legal rights and options.

Contact a cell phone radiation lawyer at our firm today for a free case evaluation.

Published March 13, 2012 by