3M Defective Earplug Lawsuits
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The United States Department of Justice has recently reported that a long-time defense contractor, 3M paid more than $9 million to settle a lawsuit regarding the Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) it sold to the military. The CAEv2 earplugs were standard issue for troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2015 and are believed to have contributed to service members’ deteriorated hearing.
A whistleblower lawsuit revealed that the earplugs failed safety testing in 2000 and that 3M was aware of the design defect and its potential to harm users but continued to sell CAEv2s to the U.S. military. As a result, many service members have experienced severe hearing loss.
We Stand Up For You
At Crumley Roberts, we proudly represent men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. We believe that our military service members and veterans deserve the best, and we are saddened to learn of the negligence of 3M in selling the defective and harmful CAEv2 earplugs to the Defense Logistics Agency.
Ready to get started? Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation regarding your 3M Dual-Ended Earplug injury.
About 3M Earplug Injuries
Active duty military personnel may have used 3M CAEv2 earplugs to block out damaging sound created by explosions and gunfire while in the field. The unique design was intended to block out potentially dangerous noise while still allowing non-damaging sound through, enabling military members to communicate while on duty. Unfortunately, due to a design flaw that 3M was allegedly aware of, the resulting product was faulty. In the event of an explosion or heavy gunfire, a military member wearing the defective earplugs might sustain serious, long-lasting, or permanent hearing damage.
The defective 3M earplugs can cause the following:
- Partial hearing loss
- Complete hearing loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Do You Have a Case?
If you have used the CAEv2 earplugs during deployment in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2003 and 2015 (or in any other capacity during this time period), we urge you to have your hearing assessed and seek legal representation immediately regarding any auditory damage you may have.
We Represent Military Members With Hearing Damage from 3M CAEv2 Earplugs
We are a group of highly skilled, compassionate attorneys, and we know what it takes to help our valued military clients get fair compensation for their injuries. If you sustained hearing damage or loss after using CAEv2 earplugs, we are prepared to evaluate your case for free and give you the legal guidance you need during this time.