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  • henry_jerry777 henry_jerry777 Mar 3, 2013 11:01 AM Flag

    Partner Communications, which operates in Israel under the name Orange, will pay NIS 400,000 to a customer who contracted cancer in his ear.

    Israeli cell phone company to compensate customer who contracted cancer
    Partner Communications, which operates in Israel under the name Orange, will pay NIS 400,000 to a customer who contracted cancer in his ear.
    By Hila Raz and Amitai Ziv | Mar.03, 2013 | 3:00 PM


    Partner's move in the settlement is rare and could set a precedent for further lawsuits. Photo by Dan Keinan

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    Partner Communications, which operates in Israel under the Orange brand name, has reached a settlement with a customer who claims he contracted cancer after using one of their devices.

    The customer, who is in his 50s, sued Partner in May, claiming that intensive use of the device resulted in an aggressive lymphoma near his left ear. Partner agreed to pay NIS 400,000 in an out-of-court compromise settlement.

    The customer is an attorney who had converted the secure room – a reinforced room that doubles as a bomb shelter and is common in most new Israeli homes – into an office. He claimed that he conducted a great deal of phone calls and business from the room, where cellular reception was low. In places without good phone reception, such as elevators and secure rooms, the electromagnetic radiation from cellular phones is higher than usual.

    Partner's settlement is a rare act. The company says they opted to pay the customer as a humanitarian gesture, saying in a statement, "The company is very meticulous about adhering to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, the Health Ministry, the Communications Ministry and all the relevant bodies. No scientific or medical basis was found to the claim a

 
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