Hundreds of veterans who served in combat are filing a 3M Ear Plug Lawsuit as a result of protective earplugs not adequately protecting service men and women’s hearing. 3M allegedly was aware of this problem prior to disbursement of the earplugs. However they allegedly failed to warn soldiers of the potential for hearing loss despite using the 3M product.
3M Combat Arms Earplugs were specially designed by 3M to protect military personnel from loud noises. This includes noises from the use of firearms and explosives. The 3M ear plugs were designed and marketed as a device that would filter out harmful noises but allow conversations and commands to be heard. These 3M earplugs were distributed to soldiers and military personnel from 2003 to 2015, at which time they were discontinued.
3M in a separate cause of action brought by United States government agreed to pay $9.1 million in July 2018 as a result of fraud allegations that the earplugs were defective. 3M did not admit liability or guilt however in the settlement. However, this discovery has led to multiple 3M Ear Plug Lawsuits being filed under a products liability theory.
Lawsuits Against 3M
Following the Justice Department’s announcement, hundreds of military veterans filed a 3M Ear Plug Lawsuit. The are seeking justice as result of suffering hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing of the ears) and/or loss of balance. Many lawsuits already brought have been consolidated in the Northern District of Florida in a multi-district litigation.
If you or your family member have been deployed in active duty, were distributed 3M Combat Ear Plugs, and have suffered hearing loss, tinnitus or loss of balance, then call Alabama 3M Ear Plug Lawsuit Lawyers at Moore Law Firm today. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of servicemen and servicewomen. Free Consultation by calling 251-445-7602 or by clicking on the Contact Us page and filling out the form.