3M Combat Arms Military Earplug Lawsuit
If you or somebody you love served in the military and subsequently suffered from hearing loss, you may need help from a Colorado 3M Combat Earplug attorney. At Cannon Law, our skilled and experienced team understands that many former and active military service members have been exposed to dangerous conditions due to faulty 3M earplugs. We are dedicated to helping victims secure compensation in these cases.
Why choose Cannon Law for your case?
If you have sustained temporary or permanent hearing loss caused by defective 3M earplugs, you need help from an attorney with extensive experience handling defective product cases. Cannon Law is ready to help.
- We purposely limit our caseload and so that every client is able to receive individualized attention for their case.
- We have extensive resources that we can put to work to conduct a thorough investigation of these defective products and how they affected your health.
- We take Colorado 3M Combat arms Earplugs cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect any legal fees until after we secure the compensation you are entitled to.
How will an attorney help this case?
A Colorado 3M Combat Earplug attorney will have the resources necessary to stand up to 3M, their insurance carriers, and their legal teams. An attorney will be able to gather all evidence necessary to prove your hearing loss claim, including documents related to this defective product as well as your medical records. Importantly, your attorney will handle negotiations with all parties involved in order to secure maximum compensation for your hearing damage claim.
Understanding the 3M Combat Arms military earplug lawsuit
It is estimated that more than two million pairs of 3M Combat Earplugs where manufactured and used by military service members. These products, specifically 3M’s Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2), have been found to have a defect that leaves military service members with unprotected hearing.
The stem that connects the two ends of the defective earplugs is too short and prevents them from sitting correctly in the wearers’ ear. This subsequently allows loud noises to slip past the earplug and cause permanent hearing damage.
In this case, The US Justice Department has said that both 3M and Aearo Technologies, the original manufacturer of the earplugs, were aware of the defect in these products as early as the year 2000 and manipulated the test results to make it appear that the earplugs met government standards.
Those who served in the military or were contractors for the military between the years 2001 and 2016 could have potentially sustained ear damage if they were exposed to loud noises and used these defective earplugs. While 3M agreed to pay the United States government $9.1 million to settle allegations that they knowingly sold a defective product to the United States military, none of the settlement went to service members or veterans suffering from hearing-related issues. The men and women have been left to seek recovery of compensation through their own earplug lawsuits against the company.
What kind of compensation is available?
If you or somebody you love has served in the military in subsequently suffered from permanent or partial hearing loss after using 3M earplugs, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Cannon Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate your faulty hearing protection case in order to help you secure the following:
- Coverage of all hearing-loss medical bills
- Recovery of any lost wages you have incurred
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against 3M, the manufacturer of these earplugs
These faulty products can lead to long term hearing loss and require the assistance of hearing aids or other medical devices. Our law firm is here to help veterans that have suffered hearing damage as a result of defective earplugs. When you need a Colorado 3M Combat Earplugs attorney, you can contact our law firm for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (970) 471-7170.