3M Defective Earplugs

3M Defective Earplugs

Do you suffer hearing loss or tinnitus after using 3M earplugs?

Military members who served between 2003 and 2015 may have been issued 3M Dual-Ended or Reversible Combat Arms Earplugs, also known as CAEv2. These earplugs were defective, leading to diagnoses of hearing loss and tinnitus. If you were issued 3M earplugs and have been diagnosed with hearing problems, we may be able to help.

Hearing loss, tinnitus, or deafness can dramatically affect your daily life. This leads to frustration and uncertainty about the future. At times, it feels as if you have more questions than answers. At Allen & Allen, we know your concerns can be overwhelming, but throughout the process, our dedicated team will be with you. We’re committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for your fair treatment and compensation.

About Defective 3M Earplugs

3M manufactured the dual-ended earplugs for hearing protection from close range firearms and other loud impact noises. The defective design allowed the dual-ended earplugs to slightly loosen and move out of the ear canal, which made them ineffective at protecting against damaging noises. In June 2018, 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million in a False Claims Act lawsuit to settle allegations that it knowingly supplied the U.S. military with defective earplugs. The lawsuit claimed that 3M knowingly withheld the fact that the gear could loosen and cause damage.

Potential Damaging Effects from 3M Earplugs

Defective 3M earplugs given to U.S. Military members may have caused:

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears
  • Permanent hearing damage
  • Deafness

Know Your Rights

The attorneys at Allen & Allen represent people from across the country in personal injury and product liability cases. You deserve to have someone on your side to fight for the compensation that you are owed for damages inflicted by 3M.

Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Current medical costs
  • Future medical costs
  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of economic opportunity

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

While the circumstances behind every case are different, one fact holds true for all – the right attorney is necessary to ensure you receive the support you need.

Allen & Allen is built on compassionate service and aggressive advocacy. If you used 3M earplugs and have suffered damages, the attorneys at Allen & Allen can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling us today at 1-866-895-5713 or by submitting an online contact form.

Injury Types

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be caused by continuous exposure to loud noises or a single event that causes temporary or permanent damage to the hearing mechanisms in the ear.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is symptomatic of hearing loss due to injury or age. It is characterized by a perception of sound or a ringing in the ears. The sound can be continuous or intermittent.

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