Adding to a list of trial victories for client Federal Signal, Jan Paul Miller and J. David Duffy secured another favorable jury verdict against firefighter allegations that a brand of sirens caused hearing loss. This is the fourth defense verdict in a row for Thompson Coburn attorneys.
The verdict – reached in less than one hour of deliberation – absolved Federal Signal from liability in a lawsuit leveled by three Philadelphia firefighters and found that the Federal Signal Q-siren product in question was not defective.
Thompson Coburn serves as national coordinating counsel for similar cases brought by fire fighters in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Buffalo and Chicago. The most recent jury victory among the cases was in Cook County in 2012 against a Chicago firefighter who made similar hearing loss claims.
“These results are an important affirmation of the importance of our siren products, which are vital safety products not only for the public, but for firefighters themselves,” Federal Signal Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Sherman said in a press release.
The plaintiffs were represented by Joseph Cappelli of Cappelli Mustin LLC and Marc Bern of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP.