3M Dual Earplugs Lawsuit (Military Earplugs)
Thousands of military members who were deployed to conflict areas, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2003 to 2015 might have hearing loss due to earplugs. 3M’s Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2- CAEv2) might have caused tinnitus or partial/full hearing loss. The intention of the plugs was to block out loud sounds such as explosions. The earplugs were designed by Aearo Technologies, a company acquired by 3M in 2008. In 2018, a whistleblower brought attention to a design flaw in the 3M earplugs used by the military. The U.S. Department of Justice investigated the accusation, and 3M paid $9.1 million to the federal government, admitting that 3M was aware of the flaw and supplied them to the government anyway. The plugs are no longer on the market.
How did the 3M Earplugs cause harm?
There is an alleged design flaw in the 3M Dual Earplug that causes the earplugs to loosen and allow certain noises to enter and ultimately damage the wearer’s hearing, resulting in tinnitus and/or hear loss.
If you were in the military between 2003 and 2015, deployed overseas, wore the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs, and have found your hearing to be affected and have a diagnosis of tinnitus or hearing loss, you might have reason to join the 3M Military Earplugs Lawsuits. If you are located in or around Nashua, New Hampshire, Bartis Law Office to find out if you have a 3M Earplug Lawsuit Claim. Call (603) 880-1300 for a consultation today.
In what wars were the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs issued to military personnel?
- The Iraq War
- War in Afghanistan
- War in North-West Pakistan (part of War on Terror)
- War in Somalia
- Operation Ocean Shield in the Indian Ocean
- American-led intervention in Libya (2011- part of Libyan Crisis)
- American-led intervention in Iraq (2014 – 2017)
- American-led intervention in Syria (2014 to present)
- Yemeni Civil War (2015 to present)
- American Intervention in Libya (2015 to present)
If you have suffered hearing loss or experienced tinnitus and were a part of the military personnel deployed to any of the above wars, you might need a 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit Attorney. An experienced attorney from Bartis Law Office, PLLC can help you recover damages in a 3M Earplug Settlement. Call (603) 880-1300 today for a consultation.
What damages can be recovered in a 3M Earplug Lawsuit?
The damages that might be recovered in a 3M Earplug Lawsuit Claim are similar to those of any other personal injury accident. They include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future wage losses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of earning capacity
- Disability benefits
If you were in the military between 2003-2015 and are near Nashua, NH, and you think you are owed damages due to wearing defective 3M Earplugs during deployment in an area of conflict, you might able to file a 3M Earplug Claim. Contact an experienced 3M Earplug Lawsuit Attorney at Bartis Law Office, PLLC. We can help you guide you through the 3M Earplug Lawsuit process and help you recover all the damages that might be owed to you. Call (603) 880-1300 today for a consultation.
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