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Defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs

Defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs

Rochester Defective Product Lawyers, Serving Buffalo & Beyond

Faraci Lange, LLP is currently investigating potential claims on behalf of United States military service members who suffered hearing injuries as a result of using defective Combat Arms™ earplugs manufactured by 3M. If you believe you have grounds to file a claim, reach out to our firm right away for a free, confidential consultation with one of our Rochester defective product lawyers.

Call us at (888) 997-4110 or submit an online contact form today.

Adverse Effects Associated with the Defective 3M Earplugs

In July 2018, 3M settled a case with the U.S. Department of Justice, which alleged that the company had sold defective Combat Arms™ Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the U.S. military that reduced the effectiveness of the device. Thousands of military service members who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2015 were supplied the defective 3M Earplugs which exposed them to damaging sound levels.

The ineffective design of the Combat Arms™ Earplugs made them difficult to insert deep enough into the ears of some wearers, allowing hazardous sounds to enter the ear. The loosening of the earplugs may have contributed to injuries such as hearing loss and tinnitus, a symptom which causes the perception of noise or ringing in the ears.

Hearing damage is one of the most common ongoing health issues that veterans suffer and can significantly impact the quality of life of those affected. Depression, anxiety, and difficulties with concentration and sleeping are common side effects of hearing damage.

Seeking Compensation on Your Behalf

Although 3M has paid $9.1 million to settle its case with the Department of Justice, the manufacturer has yet to compensate the veterans who have been injured from their defective earplugs. A defective product claim against 3M for its Combat Arms™ Earplugs would potentially seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses that veterans endured due to their hearing loss injuries, such as medical bills, cost of hearing aids, and lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one wore the 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv2) and suffered from hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.

You can get in touch with our firm by submitting an online contact form or by calling us at (888) 997-4110. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.

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