Wieand Law Firm, LLC has a team of lawyers in Pennsylvania who are available to represent active and discharged U.S. military personnel who were injured by using 3M combat earplug products. Specifically, the CAEv2 model of earplugs is now recognized as being responsible for a large number of military members experiencing severe hearing loss and deafness. Because these earplugs are defective and because 3M was aware of this but sold them nonetheless to the U.S. military, those injured as a result are eligible to receive substantial compensation for their damages. Our 3M defective earplug lawyers in Pennsylvania are skilled in representing clients in lawsuits against negligent companies who are responsible for causing harm to their consumers. Call Wieand Law Firm, LLC today to find out more during a free consultation and learn if you have grounds for legal action against 3M.
The Liability of 3M Company
3M is a multi-billion dollar manufacturer that is based in the U.S. and distributes a wide range of industrial and commercial products, some of which is designed for protective wear for users who engage in activities that require hearing protection. For more than ten years, the U.S. armed forces exclusively used 3M as their supplier for hearing protection equipment for their military personnel. The CAEv2 earplugs that were designed for, and marketed as, dual-usage for wearers. However, it was later proven that the company knew the earplugs had a catastrophic design flaw in the stems were not sufficiently long. Because they were too short, the earplugs did not sit correctly in the ear and as a result it did not form a protective sound barrier. In addition, the earplugs loosened their fit over time and did not offer any hearing protection at all.
Wieand Law Firm, LLC’s 3M defective earplug lawyers in Pennsylvania can help injured victims get the justice they deserve. A substantial settlement can enable a victim to afford medical treatment and compensation for their losses that cannot be reversed.
Hearing Damage Among U.S. Military Service Members
3M earplugs have caused substantial and overwhelming damages for many veterans and their families who now suffer from significant hearing loss or even deafness. A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs explains that every year there are over one million cases of hearing loss and more than 1.6 million cases of tinnitus among veterans. As a result, these two afflictions are the two most common forms of disabilities among service members. Though 3M is not likely the sole liable party for these conditions, they are recognized as the most prominently responsible. This is because soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2003 to 2015 only used 3M earplugs. 3M defective earplug lawyers in Pennsylvania such as from Wieand Law Firm, LLC can help veterans get the compensation they deserve as they will not get justice from the U.S. military.
Have you suffered hearing loss or deafness since using 3M CAEv2 earplugs between 2003 and 2015? If so, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. Contact Wieand Law Firm, LLC today to schedule a confidential and complimentary consultation with one of our 3M defective earplug lawyers in Pennsylvania.