A 3M Combat Arms Earplug Hearing loss lawyer at Wieand Law Firm LLC can help if you believe you have suffered hearing loss due to defective earplugs. For years, the company 3M manufactured Combat Arms Earplugs which were sold to the US military and used by the men and women in the armed forces who protect our country. The design of these earplugs has been found to be defective. The 3M Combat Arms Earplug hearing loss lawyers at Wieand Law Firm are investigating civil claims for both military and non-military personnel who have suffered hearing loss due to this defective design.
A 3M Combat Arms Earplug hearing loss lawyer can investigate and file a claim for damages caused by defective earplugs. Specifically, the Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) were issued by the U.S. Military for each deployed soldier between 2003 and late 2015. This produce is a dual-end or reversible earplug which is used in both training and on the battlefield to provide ear protection to military personnel. However, the defective design of these earplugs often caused the earplugs to loosen in the ear canal during use. This loosening was imperceptible to the user, but rendered the earplugs ineffective. As a result, many of America’s military service personnel were caused to suffer tinnitus and hearing loss. If you are one of the many who have been harmed, call a 3M Combat Arms earplug hearing loss lawyer today.
You should speak with a 3M Combat Arms Earplug hearing loss lawyer if you have suffered a type of injury associated with use of 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. These include:
- Hearing loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Auditory processing disorder (APD)
The U.S. Department of Justice reached a $9.1 million settlement with 3M Company in July 2018, the over the Combat Arms earplugs. This settlement resolved claims that the manufacturer committed fraud by knowingly selling defective earplugs to the government. Frank Robey, director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit said that the settlement “…will ensure that those who do business with the government know that their actions will not go unnoticed.”
The Justice Department determined that the combat earplugs were too short to properly fit in many ears. It also found that the earplugs would imperceptibly move out of place, making them ineffective. There is further concern that 3M did not provide proper use instructions to soldiers. Here, the wearers should have been instructed to fold back the flanges on the open end of the earplug prior inserting the closed end into their ears so that it would fit properly.
A 3M Combat Arms Earplug hearing loss lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm can help determine whether your claim meets criteria to bring a claim. Our seasoned trial lawyers have significant experience holding for profit companies accountable for the harm they’ve caused others. We’re ready to put that experience to work for you. If you were harmed by a defective earplug you have the right to seek compensation for your hearing loss. Speak with A 3M Combat Arms Earplug hearing loss lawyer today by calling 215-666-7777 or submit an inquiry through the online contact form.