Members of the military are often exposed to extremely loud noises in training and combat, needing earplugs to protect their hearing. However, for veterans deployed between 2003 and 2012, the “protection” provided to military members via dual-ended earplugs by 3M, a company formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, were defective. Many service members suffered injuries such as hearing loss and chronic tinnitus (ringing in the ears) from the earplugs, which were too short to fit properly, loosening during use and minimizing their effectiveness.
In July 2018, the 3M Corporation paid a $9.1 million settlement after evidence was uncovered by the federal government proving that the company was aware their earplugs were defective and covered up the fact. If you were affected by these defective earplugs, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries and other damages suffered as a result.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we have experience in mass tort litigation, and we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation to see how we can help you. Call us at (888) 211-5798 or contact us online to schedule your initial case evaluation.
Common Injuries Caused by 3M Earplugs
Hearing loss comes in multiple forms, and some of the common symptoms or injuries caused by 3M earplugs include:
- Ear pain or discomfort
- Varying degrees of hearing loss
- Permanent eardrum damage
- Other ear- or hearing-related complications linked to depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts
If you’ve been harmed from 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs, consult with your physician for a clear diagnosis to determine if your injuries could have been caused by this product.
Free Consultations Offered for 3M Earplug Victims
Our renowned mass tort attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC are investigating hearing loss claims on behalf of veterans affected by 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. If you or someone you know suffered as a result of wearing these defective earplugs, contact us to speak with our legal team about a potential lawsuit.
We offer free consultations. Contact Grewal Law PLLC to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer at (888) 211-5798 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.