Posted January 22, 2019 | News
If you used a particular brand of 3M Earplug product and may have suffered hearing loss as a result, you may benefit from hiring Wieand Law Firm, LLC lawyers to file a claim on your behalf. Many victims who sustained hearing loss or deafness after using 3M Combat Earplugs while serving in the U.S. military are moving forward with lawsuits against the manufacturer. However, time is of the essence because of the anticipated backlog of litigation that is likely to develop due to the many hundreds of thousands of potential victims. There is also a statute of limitations by which you must file a claim or lawsuit. Talk to our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation to anyone who believes they were injured by using 3M Combat Earplugs while in the service of the U.S. military.
Will the American government pay my medical bills resulting from use of the defective 3M earplugs?
3M Company admitted that they were aware of the defective nature of their 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (otherwise known as the model CAEv2). Though the manufacturer knew that the earplugs provided little to no protection for the wearers, they did not fix the problem. Instead, between 2003 and late 2015 they continued to be the exclusive provider of earplugs to the U.S. military troops, many of whom served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After a whistleblower stepped forward and filed a claim against the manufacturer for fraudulent representation of the earplugs, the U.S. Justice Department joined that suit. The suit was eventually dismissed after 3M Company agreed to pay a $9.1 million settlement. However, they did not admit to being responsible for the possible injuries to consumers of their product. In addition, the U.S. government will not share that settlement amount with the service members who may have been hurt by using the defective earplugs.
Our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers at Wieand Law Firm, LLC are prepared to fight for the rights of those who were injured after using the defective earplugs. Many thousands of wearers have suffered severe hearing loss as well as deafness. Though the physical damage may be irreversible, there may be medical treatment available that can result in an improved condition. Victims who receive a settlement from 3M can use the funds to invest in hearing aids and other equipment that can improve their quality of life. Some victims may also recover compensation for lost wages as well as for their pain and suffering. Call us today to find out more about how our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers might be able to help you too.
Who is eligible to file a lawsuit against 3M Company for the damages they suffered?
Many of the injury victims served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq between 2003 and 2015. Others were injured while serving in other locations when using the defective earplugs. Our 3M earplug hearing loss lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer.
To find out more about your eligibility to file a claim or lawsuit, contact our 3M Earplug hearing loss lawyers today to request a free consultation.