3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit Attorneys
Dubo Law’s attorneys have been and are continuing to evaluate potential claims that veterans and active-duty military personnel experienced hearing damage because they wore defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2 — CAEv2). This has caused major emotional distress to many in our armed forces who have already sacrificed so much for our collective benefit. So, if you served in the United States military between 2003 and 2015 and used 3M earplugs, you may be entitled to compensation.
About the 3M Litigation
3M, a multinational corporation based in Minnesota, provided earplugs to the U.S. military for soldiers to use in combat. 3M designed the plugs to block out loud blasts while allowing soldiers to operate in as close to a normal fashion as possible. Specifically, they were designed to ensure that soldiers could relay and hear orders and instructions without fear of major hearing damage.
However, 3M failed to advise the United States government that some of the plugs were faulty and defective. These defective earplugs may have caused partial or complete hearing loss in military members and personnel.
Dubo Law believes strongly that any veterans and other active-duty military personnel are entitled to full and fair compensation for any damages or injuries sustained as a result of these defects.
How Do 3M Plugs Cause Injury?
The product allegedly has a design flaw basically predicated on the fact that the earplugs are symmetrical in nature. The standard fitting instructions provided to military personnel allow for a scenario where, even if the earplugs are properly assembled and utilized, they would still loosen and allow sound to enter the ear and ultimately cause damage to the hearing of the servicemember using it. As a result, some military personnel and Veterans may be experiencing ringing in their ears or hearing loss.
Can I File a 3M Lawsuit and How?
To be eligible to file a lawsuit for damages resulting from this defective product, potential plaintiffs must be diagnosed with tinnitus by a doctor at or near the time of discharge from the military and/or hearing loss resulting in an impairment rating with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the potential plaintiff must have been in the service during the period between 2003 and 2015. If you meet these criteria, contact Dubo Law today at (443) 275-6345 to determine whether you are eligible to recover damages.
3M Earplug Lawsuit FAQ
Who can file a 3M hearing loss claim?
Any current or former United States Military service member who was issued and utilized 3M earplugs on duty, and who later suffered any form of hearing loss or damage may be eligible to pursue a claim. This includes full or partial hearing loss in one or both ears, as well as conditions like tinnitus.
Can I still pursue a claim against 3M if I’m already receiving veterans’ disability payments for my hearing loss?
Absolutely. Your veterans’ disability payments from the government are completely separate and distinct from the harm potentially inflicted against you by a negligent manufacturer. Living with hearing loss or damage can cause pain and suffering and reduced quality of life, and you deserve to be compensated for that.
How Can an Attorney Help?
An experienced and top-rated attorney can help you determine not only whether you have an eligible 3M claim, but also ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries and damages.
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