3M Lawsuit

3M Earplug Lawsuits

Military personnel make tremendous sacrifices on our behalf every day, and they deserve the best equipment the government can provide. However, ongoing lawsuits against the company 3M allege that the earplugs they sold to the military were defective. Additionally, evidence suggests 3M knew the earplugs had defects and sold them to the military anyway. This is a gross injustice, and that’s why many current and former military personnel have taken their cases to court.

Our experienced and dedicated attorneys can help if you or a family member suffered hearing damage from defective 3M earplugs. We’re familiar with the complicated legal issues in these cases and can aggressively protect your rights. We can handle all aspects of your case, from filing the initial claim and gathering evidence to settlement negotiations and trial preparation. Call us today or visit our contact page.

What Is the 3M Lawsuit?

The 3M earplug lawsuits allege that the 3M company knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military from 2003 to 2015. The issue lies with 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2). According to the plaintiffs, these earplugs had design flaws and could subtly loosen in the ear. Because the earplugs did not work correctly, they allowed damaging, loud noises to reach the eardrum and cause significant harm.

Many military servicemen and servicewomen who used these earplugs during training or in combat situations have since reported tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), partial or total hearing loss, and balance issues. These life-altering conditions can profoundly impact a person’s quality of life. If you’re a veteran or active military personnel who has used these 3M earplugs and you’re now suffering from hearing-related problems, you are not alone. Many people are working to hold 3M accountable.

What Injuries Are Linked to 3M’s Unsafe Earplugs?

Hearing is a crucial sense for military personnel in the field, and hearing loss or impairment can impact a soldier’s life during and after their service. Many service members who used 3M’s earplugs have reported severe, even debilitating, hearing-related injuries. Some of the injuries reported in 3M lawsuits include:

Who Did 3M Put at Risk?

If you are a U.S. military veteran or active-duty personnel who served between 2003 and 2015 and used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 during your service, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. This includes those who served in any capacity, whether in combat zones, during training exercises, or on bases stateside, and are now experiencing hearing loss, tinnitus, or balance issues.

Proving your injuries are related to defective earplugs might sound intimidating, but you don’t have to go through this process alone. Our experienced legal team is here to gather evidence and build a convincing case on your behalf. Here are some common types of evidence that can be used in these cases:

What Compensation Could I Recover for 3M Earplug-related Injuries?

Depending on the severity of your injuries and other facts specific to your case, your compensation from a 3M earplug lawsuit could include money for:

It’s important to remember that every case is unique. The exact amount of compensation you could obtain will depend on the specifics of your situation, including the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.

How a Lawyer Can Help

Facing a multinational corporation like 3M might seem like a David vs. Goliath scenario, but working with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can level the playing field. Our lawyers can provide guidance, handle complex legal procedures, and advocate for your rights at every step. We can also gather critical evidence, consult with medical experts, and build a compelling case to prove 3M’s responsibility for your injuries.

Your attorney’s role isn’t limited to the courtroom. We can also negotiate with 3M on your behalf for a fair settlement. And if a trial is necessary, we’ll be ready to present your case to a judge or jury.

Contact Our 3M Earplug Lawsuit Attorneys Today

If the allegations against 3M are true, their actions are a slap in the face to military families nationwide. We want to help you hold the company accountable for their misdeeds and recover fair compensation for your injuries. Call us today or visit our contact page for a consultation.