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3M Earplug Cases

You may be entitled to compensation if you served in the US military between 2003 and 2015 and were provided with 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. We have received claims from veterans and active-duty personnel of hearing injuries sustained due to these earplugs being defective.

  • Eligible Claimants: If you served in the US military between 2003 and 2015 and were issued 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, you may be eligible for compensation if you've experienced hearing injuries due to their alleged defects.
  • 3M Settlement: 3M, a multinational conglomerate, agreed to pay $250 million in a mass tort settlement for lawsuits related to defective Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2 - CAEv2), acknowledging the hearing damage and tinnitus suffered by veterans and active-duty personnel.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: To file a lawsuit against 3M, potential claimants must have a doctor-diagnosed tinnitus or hearing loss, with impairment ratings from the US Department of Veteran Affairs, around the time of discharge between 2003 and 2015. Compensation may be available for eligible injuries.
  • Legal Assistance: Any current or former US Military service member facing hearing issues from 3M earplugs can seek compensation through legal assistance. Lawyers can help navigate the process and secure fair compensation for injuries caused by the defective product.

About the 3M Lawsuit

The multinational conglomerate 3M designed the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2 - CAEv2) and provided them to the US military while failing to inform the government that some were defective and did not block out noise that could cause serious damage in the wearer. Those veterans and active-duty personnel who suffered as a result of 3M’s lack of transparency deserve financial compensation.

How Do the Plugs Cause Harm?

Allegedly, the faulty earplugs are designed in a way that when they are used in the correct way, as instructed, they allow sound to enter the ear and do not block the damage that they are meant to prevent. As a result, hearing loss or a persistent ringing sensation in the ears can develop.

How Can I File a 3M Earplugs Lawsuit?

Potential plaintiffs in the lawsuit must be diagnosed with tinnitus and/or hearing loss by a doctor at or around the time of discharge between 2003 and 2015. The diagnosis must have resulted in an impairment rating with the US Department of Veteran Affairs. Those eligible may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

  • Who can file a claim against 3M for hearing loss?
    • Any current or former US Military service-member who suffered tinnitus or full or partial hearing loss or damage in either or both ears after using 3M earplugs.
  • How can a lawyer help?
    • A lawyer can help you secure fair and just compensation if you were injured by this product.
  • I’m already receiving veteran’s disability payments for my hearing loss, can I still file a lawsuit?
    • Your disability payments have nothing to do with the injuries you potentially suffered as a result of a company’s negligence. You can definitely still file a lawsuit because you deserve compensation for the pain and suffering such injuries can cause.

Contact us today at 617-444-7777 or cearley@earleylawgroup.com for your free case review and consultation.

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