U.S. service members are filing lawsuits across the country against 3M Co. over hearing damage injuries from an allegedly defective earplug device.
The allegations being made against the makers of the Combat Arms v2 Earplugs include design defects and failing to warn the U.S. military that the earplugs might not protect wearers against hearing damage. Our firm is actively investigating claims across the country on behalf of those who have been affected.
What You Can Do If You Are Affected
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If you or a loved one served in the military between 2003 and 2015 and were diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus after wearing the Combat Arms v2 earplugs, complete the form on this page. One of our team will contact you to start your free evaluation.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
A lawsuit may provide compensation for medical expenses, therapy costs, medications, or other measures that can improve your quality of life. However, lawsuits also hold manufacturers responsible for their products, which can lead to positive change for everyone.
How Much Does It Cost?
Learning about your rights and how to protect them should never come with a cost. Speaking with our team does not cost anything, and neither does the evaluation.
Our attorneys want to hear from anyone who served between 2003 and 2015 and were diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus after wearing the 3M CAV2 earplugs. We are investigating claims across the country on behalf of service members who suffered hearing damage due to the allegedly defective hearing protection devices.
To learn more about your rights, the alleged injuries the Combat Arms v2 earplugs caused, and whether you are entitled to compensation, fill out the form on this page.
3M Settles DOJ Lawsuit
In 2018, 3M settled a whistleblower lawsuit for $9.1 million to resolve allegations that the company knew about defects with the CAV2 earplugs but failed to disclose the defects to the military.
While the company paid the Department of Justice for purchasing the allegedly defective product, the company did not compensate the scores of men and women who depended on the earplugs to protect them from hearing damage.
Service members across the country are filing injury lawsuit against 3M alleging the company knew for years that the earplugs could imperceptibly loosen and allow concussive blast noise to bypass the earplugs and cause hearing damage but failed to warn the U.S. military of the defect.
What Happens When You File a Claim?
Once you submit your information for a free case evaluation, an attorney will determine if you have a claim. You and the attorney will determine how to move forward based on the specifics of your case, and your attorney will file documents with the court.
These documents make up your ‘complaint’ or lawsuit, and detail the specific facts about your case, like how and when you used the earplugs, your injuries, and how the hearing damage has impacted your life.
Your complaint will list the allegations being made against 3M including that it:
- knew or should have known about the earplug defects, but
- failed to warn the U.S. military about the risk of hearing damage, and
- was negligent in the design and manufacturer of the earplugs, and
- failed to take reasonable action to protect servicemembers’ hearing from harm.
How Much Will a Claim Cost?
Our firm is handling 3M hearing damage cases on a contingency fee basis only, which means that your attorney will take a percentage if you get a settlement or award. However, if you do not get a settlement or award, then you pay nothing.
What Compensation Could You Be Entitled to Receive?
Your complaint would seek justice and compensation from 3M Co. for injuries and damages you sustained due to hearing damage.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Therapy costs and expenses
- Medication costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of expected wages or earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
We fight for the rights of the injured. We use every legal measure available to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need for the injuries they suffered. If you developed hearing damage after depending on the Combat Arms v2 earplugs while serving in the military, contact us now and learn more about how we can help.