3M Earplug Lawsuits
Injured By a Defective Military Earplug? Our Pittsburgh Lawyers Can Help
3M Company manufactured and sold their dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 to the United States Military for several years, even after they knew that their products were defective and could lead to harmful hearing injuries. As a result, several military members and veterans are filing lawsuits against the negligent company for failing to disclose the potential hazards.
Although 3M agreed to pay The United States Department of Justice $9.1 million to resolve the legal allegations, many military members are dealing with the lasting damage and financial repercussions brought on by these defective devices. If you or someone you love was harmed while using these military-issued earplugs, you may have legal options.
Let Our Firm Help You
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C, we are committed to helping injured military members seek justice and compensation from the parties liable for their injuries. We know how stressful it can be to deal with a serious hearing injury, which is why we provide personalized legal guidance in each case we handle. Our team has nearly 40 years of legal experience at our backs, and we have a proven record of success with past cases. However complex or problematic your case may seem, our firm can provide you with the legal advocacy you need and deserve.
Call (844) 383-0565 to discuss your 3M earplug case with our Pittsburgh lawyers.
About 3M Company & The Legal Allegations
The 3M dual-ended earplugs were designed specifically for combat use and were sold to the U.S. military for use between 2003 and 2015. One end of the earplug was intended to block out a majority of sound, while the other was specifically designed to block louder noises while still allowing users to hear one-another at close-range. This feature was especially useful for combat soldiers who needed to hear other service men and women, but also required protection from loud explosions and other harmful noises. Unfortunately, a defect caused the earplugs to gradually slip from the ear, rendering them less effective for many users.
According to a press release shared by The United States Department of Justice, the case began when a whistleblower went to authorities with information about the earplug defect. The allegations state that 3M company knew about the defect, but continued to produce and sell their products to the troops anyways.
The Dangers Associated with Defective Earplugs
Any service member who used military earplugs for training or combat during that time may have incurred serious hearing injuries as a result of the defective devices. Injuries may include partial or complete hearing loss, or tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing in the ears. If you or someone you know was harmed, our firm wants to help.
Military men and women who were harmed while using the defective 3M earplugs may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and more. Hearing injuries can be painful, permanent, and expensive to treat. As a result, injured individuals may have to undergo extensive surgeries, take costly medications, purchase hearing aids, or they may even have to change their career path. If you served in the military between 2003 and 2015 and you suffered a hearing injury, get in touch with our firm to find out if you have a case.
Contact Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. to discuss your 3M earplug case with our Pittsburgh attorneys.