If you were part of the active military and are now suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus due to defective 3M earplugs, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Minneapolis-based 3M manufactured these dual-ended earplugs for hearing protection from close range firearms and other loud impact noises. Due to the defective design, the earplugs can slightly loosen and subtly move out of the ear canal just enough for the loud sounds to cause hearing damage. According to reports, 3M knew of these design defects but knowingly sold them to the US military from 2003-2015.
Our attorneys are investigating claims related to the 3M Combat Arms earplugs and the subsequent hearing loss and tinnitus reported by service members. Sadly, the Veterans Benefits Administration reports approximately 2.6 million veterans are receiving disability compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), making this one of the most dominant service-related disabilities.
If you have suffered hearing loss from the usage of the dual-ended combat arms earplugs (CAEv2) while enlisted (2003-2015), please click the link below to have our attorneys start working on your case immediately. You can also call our offices for a free consultation. Our firm has s significant experience in these types of cases to give our clients their best chance for success.SIGN UP NOW