3M’s Combat Arms Ear Plugs Lawsuit
Goode Law Office is investigating cases on behalf of veterans nationwide who suffered total hearing loss, tinnitus, and partial hearing loss as a result of defective Combat ArmsTM Ear Plugs. These ear plugs were distributed by the U.S. military to thousands of soldiers, including those headed to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, from 2003 to 2015.
3M’s dual-ended Combat ArmsTM earplugs, were designed to provide soldiers with a single set of earplugs that offer them two options for hearing depending upon how the plugs were worn.
The manufacturer recently settled a lawsuit brought by the United States Government for failing to disclose known defects that dramatically decreased the actual effectiveness of the hearing protection the device offered.
The failure of these dual-ended Combat ArmsTM Ear Plugs (version 2) to protect soldiers’ ears has resulted in numerous cases of tinnitus (ringing or buzzing of the ears) as well as partial or full hearing loss.
Soldiers suffering from hearing problems as a result of the earplugs not working while in combat or training may be eligible for compensation as the manufacturer recently has come under scrutiny for failing to disclose a design flaw that it was aware of as early as 2000.
Military personnel should seek immediate advice from an experienced attorney as statutes of limitation determine the amount of time to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Combat Arms Ear Plugs. Taking part in the 3M dual-ended Combat ArmsTM Earplugs lawsuit will not affect your disability benefits. This lawsuit is against 3M, not the U.S. government or any branch of the armed services.
If you or a loved one were issued these defective Combat ArmsTM Ear Plugs while serving in the military between 2003-2015 and have suffered hearing damage, CLICK HERE or fill out the form below and an experienced attorney will contact you to learn more about your potential claim.