WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 3M EARPLUG LAWSUIT
If you are a current or former military service-member who served any time between 2003 to 2015 and you suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be entitled to compensation. According to multiple court documents, the Minnesota-based 3M Company sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the military from 2003 to 2015. These earplugs are dual ended with the intention of offering the wearer two levels of protection. However, due to a design defect, the combat earplugs were not effective and allowed users to still be susceptible to loud noises while wearing the earplugs.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
If you or a loved one served in the United States military between 2003 and 2015, you should pay special attention to the following audio symptoms of tinnitus:
• Loud roaring
• Screeching whistle sounds
• Ringing deep within one or both ears
An additional symptom of tinnitus may include the strong muffling of noises you would ordinarily be able to hear. If you believe you have suffered tinnitus and/or hearing loss because of the defect designed into 3M Company Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs, you should seek the help of a licensed and highly trained military medical professional that has accumulated several years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of military-related tinnitus and hearing loss.
Speak with a Product Liability Attorney at Lloyd & Hogan
If you have been diagnosed by military medical professional with service-related hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our team of licensed and experienced attorneys will conduct a free review of your potential claims.