Firefighters with hearing loss win suit against siren company

Nine fighters have won a civil lawsuit against Federal Signal Corporation, a distributor of lights and siren systems for fire trucks reports the Chicago Tribune. In the civil suit, the firefighters said that their hearing loss was noise-induced and caused by the fixed volume sirens on fire trucks, engines and ambulances.

seattle hearing loss attorneyFederal Signal has had numerous hearing lawsuits brought against them, mostly by firefighters from Cook County, Illinois. While the results of the recommended award was not made public, this seems to be one of the first successful suits brought on behalf of firefighters against the company.

Federal Signal says they will appeal the verdict and says it plans to aggressively fight to overturn the results of the verdict.

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