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Police Officer Shouldn't Have Been Denied Benefits for Hearing Loss

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 149 | 0 | 14 min read

The Nevada Court of Appeals ruled that a police officer should not have been denied benefits for his hearing loss because some of the loss pre-existed his employment. Case: City of Henderson v. Spangler, No. 76295-COA, 05/14/2020, published. Facts: Jared Spangler served as a police officer for the City of Henderson. When he joined the force in 2003, he had already suffered some hearing loss that was possibly genetic. Over time, Spangler lost so much of his hearing he had to be assigned to a desk position. Procedural history: Spangler filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2005, allegi...

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