French wind projects have become the “systematic targets” of legal challenges a lawyer warned after residents were awarded €110,000 ($127,000) over alleged health impacts from turbines.

In what is billed as a first-of-a-kind case in France, a couple received the compensation payout after complaining of a range off ill-effects including headache, dizziness and sleep disturbance from the sound and lights of six turbines near their Languedoc farmhouse.

The compensation was awarded after a six-year battle with the project’s operators, reported Le Figaro, which quoted the complainants as saying their “daily life became nightmarish” following installation of the turbines 700-1,300 metres from their home, which they were eventually forced to leave.