United flight attendants Lee Sanders and Matthew Sodrok are suing Boeing in the Houston Federal Court. The reason? Permanent hearing loss. In January of 2017, a UA flight from Denver to Houston on a 737 was flying without difficulty, when a sudden and ear splitting noise erupted throughout the cabin. The fire alarm was blaring even with an absence of smoke and fire.
“This malfunction resulted in plaintiffs’ ears’ drums bursting and bleeding, and permanent hearing loss to plaintiffs’ ears,” court papers said
Both attendants claim that Boeing is liable for not designing smoke detectors that A. Actually detect smoke and B. Don’t blare at ear-damaging decibels.
United is not being sued, as they had nothing to do with this incident.