Military veterans across the United States who served overseas between 2003 and 2015 are reported to be experiencing adverse effects from the protective ear-wear that was provided by a contractor to the troops. Affected individuals have alleged to suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus, resulting in a vast majority of veterans who subsequently received disability compensation. Of the thousands of service members who are aggrieved at the poor quality of the earplugs that they were provided with to protect against deafening noises, more than 1 million receive compensation for hearing loss while 1.6 million receive compensation for tinnitus.
If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by defective military earplugs, do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys today and obtain the compensation that you deserve. Our firm works with experienced defective earplug lawyers who can file a lawsuit on your behalf and do not charge any legal fees until you receive deserving compensation or a settlement. Contact us today at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online with further inquiries.
Who, What, Where, When, and Why?
A Minnesota-based company, 3M Company, is alleged to be responsible for knowingly selling defective earplugs to U.S. service members who deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2015. Additional studies reveal that the veterans who were deployed during that timeframe were the individuals who then received disability compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus. The earplugs that are now deemed to be defective are described as “dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2)” and were sold to the Department of Defense.
The defective features of the earplugs render them useless, as the plugs were unable to be properly inserted into the users’ ears because they were too short, resulting in the likely possibility that they would gradually loosen. The company has agreed to pay $9.1 million dollars to settle any claims that revolve around its alleged sale of knowingly defective earplugs to military troops, conveying the message to other companies who choose to conduct business with the government that their actions will not go unnoticed.
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Lawsuits are continuing to be filed on behalf of those who experience injuries from defective military earplugs while being deployed overseas. Our firm works with experienced defective earplug lawyers across the country who are ready to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Not only is effective military equipment necessary for our troops, but also is effective legal assistance when pursuing claims resulting from hearing loss or other injuries and obtaining the compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse effects from defective military earplugs, contact our firm today at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses, so contact an experienced attorney today.