Between 2003 and 2015, The 3M Company produced Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs for active-duty military personnel that allegedly blocked the sound of explosions and loud blasts while still allowing for person-to-person communication.
These earplugs were later revealed to be faulty, and personnel who utilized these earplugs have since suffered from:
- full hearing loss
- partial hearing loss
Knowing their products were faulty, 3M initially failed to notify the government and have since discontinued the plugs. If you or a loved one served in the military between 2003 and 2015 and have experienced any of these symptoms, we believe you may be entitled to compensation.
The 3M Earplug Lawsuits
Previously, the 3M Company agreed to pay $9.1 million to the federal government after allegations surfaced and revealed that they knew about these faults. At this time, more than one thousand lawsuits have been filed against 3M, many of which have been combined into multidistrict litigation (MDL). If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus at or around your time of discharge between 2003 and 2015, you may have the ability to seek damages.
How are the 3M Earplugs Faulty?
These dual-ended earplugs were constructed to protect their users in different circumstances, ranging from full to partial sound blocking. It has been revealed that the earplugs may have been constructed too short for some ears, and the protective seal appears to be faulty. As a result, the earplugs can loosen, allowing sound to enter and damage the ear.
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For more than 40 years, Brown & Crouppen has helped clients in St. Louis, Kansas City, and all across Missouri and southern Illinois file lawsuit claims against the suppliers and manufacturers of dangerous products. Let us help you. Give us a call if you or a loved one have been injured by faulty 3M Earplugs.
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