3M Defective Earplugs Lawsuits

3M Defective Earplugs Lawsuits in Birmingham

Fighting for the Rights of Veterans

Soldiers on the front lines of our military are some of our bravest and most dedicated patriots, and a betrayal of our military service members is a betrayal to us all. Our attorneys at Montgomery Ponder are devastated by the loss of hearing and constant pain those returning from the front lines have suffered due to defective products from 3M Technologies.

In 2018, 3M admitted to falsely advertising the efficacy of earplugs that were sold to the US Military to protect the ears of our soldiers from hearing damage from gunfire and other damaging noise in combat. While the settlement may have provided punitive damages to the military, there’s still one group left with the physical trauma: members of the armed forces.

What Was Wrong with the Earplugs?

The defective product in question is 3M’s Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2). These earplugs were designed to provide two levels of noise reduction, depending on which side was placed in the ear canal. In practice, these earplugs were defective and would quickly loosen and allow sound in, resulting in unexpected and unwarranted exposure to the high decibel sounds of combat. The result: thousands of soldiers have returned home with damaged hearing and tinnitus, a condition in which victims suffer a constant ringing in the ears.

After a whistleblower stepped forward in 2018 and warned of the design flaw, the earplugs were recalled. But the damage had already been done to thousands of our veterans and active military servicemen and women.

Do I Have a Case?

If you were on active duty between 2003 and 2015 and were diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus shortly after being discharged, you likely have a case and are eligible for compensation.

You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical costs associated with the conditions
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life

We are on your side, and we can fight to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

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