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Military Veterans Sue 3M for Faulty Ear Plugs Linked to Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

The military handed out 3M earplugs for years to protect veterans’ hearing during combat. As it turns out, the 3M earplugs were defective and led to hearing loss and tinnitus in thousands of veterans. Military veterans with hearing loss and tinnitus are fighting back with the 3M earplugs lawsuit.

Although 3M knew their earplugs were defective, it continued to sell the U.S. military the defective product. As a result, numerous veterans now suffer from hearing damage. If you have more questions after reading the article below, reach out to Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. about the 3M earplugs lawsuit for military veterans with hearing loss. We offer free consultation to any impacted veteran.

Why Is 3M Getting Sued for Its Product?

The 3M earplugs lawsuit for veterans with hearing loss and tinnitus is a defective lawsuit. When a company develops, manufactures and sells a defective product, they can be held responsible for any resulting injuries from the defective product.

3M earplugs lawsuit

Lawsuits against 3M claim that the company provided allegedly defective earplugs to the men and women who served in the U.S. military for more than a decade. Complaints allege the earplugs, distributed between 2002 and 2015, were too short for proper insertion into users’ ears, putting users at risk for permanent hearing loss, hearing impairment, and tinnitus.

In July 2018, the Department of Justice announced that 3M Company had to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the United States military without disclosing defects that hampered the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices. The now-discontinued dual-ended Combat Arm Earplugs were standard-issued equipment for Afghanistan and Iraq soldier serving between 2002 and 2015.

Which Military Veterans Has a Potential 3M Earplug Claim?

If you are a veteran that served in the U.S. military from 2003 until 2015 and used the 3M earplugs and you have experienced hearing loss or tinnitus from your time in the service, you may have a potential 3M earplug claim.

The 3M earplug lawsuit may take two forms: 1) a class action lawsuit or 2) a multi district litigation (known as MDL). Most people are familiar with class action lawsuits, in which attorneys compile many cases into the same court, and the whole class is either approved or denied. In an MDL, similar cases are compiled into one court, but each case is decided upon the merits of each claim.

Call Us Today!

If you are a veteran who served in the military between 2003 and 2015, used the 3M earplugs and have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. for a free legal consultation.

For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York 3M earplug lawsuit attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.

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