Suffer Hearing Loss or Tinnitus Serving In The Military?
3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs Issued To Veterans of Afghanistan & Iraq Between 2003 to 2015 May Be To Blame
ALARMING NEWS: The Department of Justice filed a blistering lawsuit against 3M® claiming they knew and failed to disclose defects with its Combat Arms™ Earplugs v2 (CAEv2). The defective design may be to blame for thousands of cases of hearing loss and tinnitus in service members who served in Afghanistan or Iraq -- across all branches.
3M just agreed to settle this lawsuit for $9.1 million -- opening the door for individual servicemen to seek their own financial compensation.
COULD THIS BE THE CAUSE OF YOUR HEARING LOSS OR TINNITUS?
If you think you may have been affected by this, you may be eligible for financial compensation for having been victim of a known defect.
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The 3M Combat Arms™ Dual-Ended Selective Attenuation Earplug: The Big Controversy...
The Department of Justice isn’t laughing...
The U.S. Government filed a scolding lawsuit against 3M®, maker of a widely issued earplug among service members who served in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 to 2015.
The lawsuit, which was settled for $9.1 million has opened the floodgates for individual servicemen to seek financial compensation of their own -- for suffering loss of hearing or tinnitus during their service.
The Department of Justice, along with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, alleged that 3M knowingly sold defective Combat Arms™ Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) to the US military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the devices.
The earplugs were dual-ended (one side yellow, one side olive green) and allowed for “selective attenuation”, which meant that depending on what side you inserted into your ear, it would either limit all levels of sounds, or just limit high-level sounds (ie. gunfire), but still allow low-level sounds like talking.
The problem? 3M® was alleged to have known the earplugs were designed "too short" to properly fit in the ear. Because of this design flaw, the earplugs would loosen -- exposing the eardrum to damage-producing noises.
The DoJ complaint further claimed that 3M®’s test results were falsified with the intention of deceiving the government into believing the earplugs met the military requirements for safety.
Did you use these 3M earplugs?
Were You A Victim of These Earplugs? Have Documented Hearing Loss or Tinnitus?
The thought of a private company potentially falsifying test results, hiding and concealing known defects, and selling them to our best and brightest servicemen and women -- knowing veterans could suffer life-changing hearing loss or tinnitus is BAD enough...
But, WORSE is the fact that 2.6+ million veterans filed for disability due to hearing loss and tinnitus -- and there are likely millions more that haven't but suffer just the same.
How many of these veterans could have normal hearing right now if it wasn’t for a defective earplug that should have NEVER made its way into the hands of our servicemen and women?
While the Dept of Justice lawsuit sought justice for the U.S. Government, it doesn’t seek justice or directly help or compensate those who were the true victims -- our veterans.
The good news is... The DoJ settlement has opened the doors for servicemen and women (like yourself) to seek financial compensation for the hearing loss and tinnitus you may have suffered due to the 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs.
Have you experienced hearing loss or tinnitus?
For Veterans Who Served In Iraq or Afghanistan
What To Do If You Suffered Hearing Loss or Tinnitus -- Which May Be The Result of Defective Earplugs
The law and the U.S. Government protects servicemen and women from dangerous and defective products that can cause unintended health consequences -- such as hearing loss and tinnitus.
If you (or a loved one) may have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus as the result of defective earplugs that may have been fraudulently sold to the U.S. Military, a conversation with an attorney may be the most important things you will do.
As a result of the manufacturer of the defective earplugs failing to properly disclose the known defects and product limitations, you or your loved one may have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus, subsequent disturbance to your normal living and work, along with unintended financial burdens.
As such, you may be entitled to financial compensation in the form of "money damages", which is a legal term for money awarded from individual lawsuits, settlements and class action lawsuits.
It’s Worth Speaking to An Attorney:
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Our legal team has reviewed the available evidence and our experience tells us that we are in prime position to represent veterans who have documented hearing loss or tinnitus that may have used the earplugs in question.
Does this sound like you?
- Served in the military any time between 2003 to 2015 and was issued (and used) the 3M® dual-ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs
- Has documented hearing loss or tinnitus after military enrollment
- No documented hearing loss or tinnitus at time of (or prior to) military enrollment
- No dishonorable discharges
- No history of significant noise exposure outside of military
If this sounds like you, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation.
We are currently accepting cases nationally from all 50 states.
For a limited time, our defective earplug lawsuit lawyers are offering FREE legal consultations.
This is your opportunity to have a conversation with an experienced attorney who can answer all your questions and help you determine if you are eligible to pursue financial compensation.
Act Now Because There Is A Limited Window of Time To Pursue A Legal Case
There is a very small window of time for victims to seek financial compensation -- it is the "statute of limitations" and the time window for pursuing a case is different in each state.
So please do not wait to speak to an attorney because you do not want to miss your opportunity to pursue a 3M® Combat Arms Earplug settlement or lawsuit.
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