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Can I file a claim against 3M for my hearing loss?

Posted January 22, 2019 | News

3M Combat Earplug Lawsuits

 

Wieand Law Firm, LLC’s 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers represent those in the Philadelphia community who suffered hearing loss while using 3M Combat Earplugs while serving in the U.S. military. In the wake of a $9.1 million settlement that 3M Company agreed to pay as a result of knowingly providing the military with defective earplugs. If you suffered hearing loss possibly from wearing the 3M Combat Earplugs Version 2 from the years 2003 to 2015, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. If you wish to be considered as a litigant, contact Wieand Law Firm, LLC without delay. We are providing possible victims of this tragedy with a free and confidential consultation.

 

What dangers to their hearing do military personnel face?

 

To put it in perspective, civilian workers are protected by standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. With respect to workplace sounds, civilian workers should not be subjected to sounds higher than 115 decibels and at that level, it must not continue for more than 15 minutes. Otherwise, their employer must supply them with sufficient hearing protection safety gear.

 

Contrast civilian workplace restrictions with military personnel who may be exposed to sounds that are from 103 to 184 decibels and for long periods of time. In addition, the sounds to which they are subject can cause temporary or permanent hearing damage in the form of tinnitus or deafness. To offset these risks, military personnel are issued hearing protection. However, if the hearing protection is defective, such as was the case with 3M Combat Earplugs, they are not protected at all. As a result, many are now seeking legal representation from 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers. Call us at Wieand Law Firm, LLC to find out if we can help you too. A successful claim with the help of our legal team could result in you receiving a large settlement for your damages.

 

On what grounds can I file a claim against 3M Company?

 

Though 3M Company settled the lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Justice Department and the whistleblowing company that initially brought the suit, the $9.1 million will not go to military service members injured by their product. As a result, Wieand Law Firm, LLC stands ready to represent those in the Philadelphia community who are eligible to pursue litigation. In fact, we will work on a contingent basis which means victims will not have to pay us up front. If we do not win their lawsuit or negotiate a settlement on their behalf, they will owe us nothing. In this way, if you were injured by using 3M Combat Earplugs, we can help you get the compensation you deserve and need in order to seek medical treatment. If you may benefit from wearing a hearing device, a settlement will make it possible for you to afford the best care possible. If you suffered hearing loss or deafness due to 3M Company’s defective earplugs, you have grounds to sue them and our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers can help you reach a successful conclusion.

 

For more information from our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers, contact our office today.