Are you suffering from hearing loss or ringing in the ears from faulty ear plugs?
About Defective 3M Earplugs
3M develops earplugs for the U.S. military. While 3M is usually known for creating quality products, it turns out that they knowingly sold defective combat earplugs to the military. They failed to communicate known defects in their earplugs that limit their effectiveness in protecting users’ hearing.
Possible defective 3M earplug Complications
From 2003 to 2015, these 3M earplugs were distributed to thousands of United States troops who were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. The defective 3M earplugs failed to properly protect the hearing of those active service members, resulting in hearing loss and Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears”. Other symptoms of hearing loss from defective 3M earplugs are:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Muffling of speech
- Trouble hearing consonants
- Withdrawal from conversations
- Need for increased volume on TV and radio
The defect in the earplugs is that they didn’t maintain a tight seal and allowed dangerously loud sounds to come through without the wearer knowing. The lawsuits claims that Minnesota-based 3M Company designed the earplugs in a defective manner and failed to warn users of the defect. 3M also failed to provide proper instructions for their use.
3M Earplugs Lawsuit
The failure resulted in hearing loss, tinnitus and loss of balance in those who used 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs during their military service between 2003 and 2015. 3M employees knew about the earplug defects as early as 2000.
Although testing conducted by 3M found that the earplugs were defective, the company falsified certification stating that the testing complied with military standards.
The defective 3M earplugs were sold to the U.S. military as recent as2015, which means that some may still be in circulation in our active military. If you or someone you know has suffered from hearing loss or Tinnitus, they may be entitled to compensation.
Simply fill out our form, or call 888-333-1599 now to start your Free Case Review. We are available 24/7 to evaluate your military hearing loss claim. Find out if you qualify; risk-free and cost-free.
Our firm represents current service members and veterans across the U.S. seeking legal action against 3M. Let us help you pursue a lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Much Money Can I Get from Filing a defective 3M Earplugs Lawsuit?
It’s hard to tell you exactly how much money you can get from filing a faulty 3m earplugs lawsuit without conducting a full investigation of your case. What we can do now is help you understand how defective 3m earplugs complications can impact your life and how this plays a role in any recoverable damages you might receive.
Recoverable Damages in a 3M Earplugs Lawsuit
If we win a verdict in court or negotiate an out-of-court settlement in your faulty 3M earplugs lawsuit, you will be eligible to collect compensation representing the damages you suffered. We will need to prove your damages and make a strong case for a payout that covers them. While the exact damages vary depending on the facts of your case, they may include:
- Medical Care Coverage
- Inpatient care
- Follow-up care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Other treatment-related expenses
Other Economic Losses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
As you can imagine, the payout in this type of case varies depending on your damages. Whether you suffered from hearing loss or ringing of the ears, called Tinnitus—we want to hear from you. We want to help you explore your options for recovery.
Let Us Review Your Case for Free
If you suffered complications or hearing loss from defective 3M earplugs, the team from The Law Offices of Betz and Baril can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf.
Our team conducts a full investigation to learn the facts of your case. As a part of this investigation, we identify and collect:
- Medical bills
- Tax forms and wage statements
- Any proof of your pain and suffering
- Other documentation of your losses and expenses
Talk to a 3M earplugs Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered complications from faulty 3M earplugs, the team from the Law Offices of Betz and Baril is here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.
We handle all 3M earplug cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us today at 888-333-1599 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.