A man who says he suffers from “electromagnetic sensitivities” has sued a neighbor and now former friend in New Mexico state court, seeking $530,000 in damages and a court order requiring her to turn off her wireless electronic devices.
The plaintiff homeowner, a resident of the Chicago area, says he asked the defendant, who rents a home near his, to limit her use of the laptop computer, wireless router, iPhone and dimmer switches that are causing him symptoms including nausea, vertigo and heart arrhythmia. Experts differ on whether the man’s symptoms are physiological or, as a physics at the University of Maryland speculates, psychological in nature.
The tormented neighbor says he is staying with friends and sleeping in his car because of the situation. Meanwhile, the defendant feels no need to comply, arguing she living appropriately in her own home.