Many men and woman serving on behalf of our country have filed lawsuits against 3M Company (“3M”) in connection with the company’s provision of 3M Combat Arms Earplug by contract with the US government. Legislation states that 3M, as well as its predecessor Aearo Technologies, Inc., falsely marketed the earplugs as effective and knowingly distributed products to the US military.
The earplugs at issue were specifically created for use by military personnel. The olive-colored end of the earplug was designed to block out sound. The yellow-colored end was designed to reduce impulse noises (e.g. explosions), but still allow servicemen and woman to hear voices and other, quieter sounds. Studies have demonstrated that the short length of the earplugs allowed the seal to become loose, thus negating the noise-blocking feature.
Due to the defective nature and design of this product, servicemen and woman suffered from the following recognized conditions, including:
• tinnitus (intermittent buzzing/hissing in the ear to constant ambient noise)
• total hearing loss
• other hearing impairment
Were you active in the military anytime between 2003 and 2015?
Did you sustain any hearing loss/tinnitus as a result of using 3M Combat Arms Earplugs?
If you answered yes to the two questions listed above, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your damages. Our firm is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have honorably served our country but have nevertheless been misled and injured as a result.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the use of 3M Combat Earplugs, please contact our firm for a free consultation and intake analysis by one of our experienced attorneys.