For 12 years, from 2003 to 2015, the 3M Company sold millions of dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) to the military. Countless soldiers used these earplugs during training and deployment…only to suffer serious hearing loss later. The earplugs failed to block dangerous noise levels and protect soldiers’ hearing as intended.
Hearing loss is a significant issue among soldiers. If you used the 3M Dual Combat Arms earplugs, served between 2003 and 2015, and suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus, contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC for a free product liability lawsuit consultation. As of March 2020, the multidistrict litigation established for these cases contains over 6,800 pending 3M earplug lawsuits. Our 3m combat earplug lawyer is available 24/7 to evaluate your case. Call us at (888) 640-3785.
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Why Are Consumers Filing Claims Against 3M Company?
Military earplugs serve an extremely important purpose. They protect soldiers’ eardrums from damage to prevent hearing loss and other problems, such as ringing in the ears. Hearing loss is the most common veteran disability, affecting more than 933,000 veterans as of the latest data. The defective 3M CAEv2 earplugs were the only attenuation option available to the military from 2003 to 2012. 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 were standard military equipment. Sadly, they did not work the way they should have.
Lawsuits against 3M allege that the earplugs contained a defect and that this compromised the item’s ability to properly protect soldiers from hearing damage associated with the typical combat environment, including blasts and gunshots. The lawsuits claim that 3M knowingly committed fraud against the military by recognizing the deficiencies of the earplugs yet failing to warn the military. The lawsuits also claim that 3M intentionally falsified earplug test results to avoid liability for the defects. In 2018, the 3M Company agreed to pay claimants $9.1 million to resolve their cases.
Can You File a Claim?
If you served in the military in the window of time when 3M was providing its dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs and you now have hearing loss, tinnitus, pain or other related problems, you might have a case against 3M. A product liability lawsuit claims the manufacturer or distributor released an item that contained a defect in its design, production or marketing that caused your injuries. Find out if you have all the necessary elements to join the multidistrict litigation against 3M during a free consultation with Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC today.
After you schedule a free consultation with our product liability lawyers, collect information about your potential case. Help your 3m combat earplug lawyer analyze your claim by gathering records such as hearing test results from the VA hospital and official medical documents. Also, provide relevant details such as the dates you served in the military and when you used the earplugs. Write down questions you wish to ask an attorney, such as the price of legal fees and how long your case might take to resolve. Preparing for your initial consultation could make it more fruitful for you.
Contact Us for Your 3M Combat Earplugs Lawsuit
Knowingly furnishing military personnel with defective earplugs is a disgrace. At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, we are passionate about protecting the rights of injured veterans against negligent and fraudulent product manufacturers. We may be able to help you and your family obtain fair compensation from 3M for its part in causing your hearing loss or injury.
The manufacturing company might owe you money to reimburse your health care expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, legal expenses, and more related to hearing damage. Learn more about your unique case today with our 3m combat earplugs lawyer. Request a free initial consultation online or at (888) 640-DRUG.