The number of plaintiffs filing claims against 3M over its defective Combat Arms earplugs has grown to a staggering 230,000 in two years. Consolidated in a Florida federal court, the multi-district litigation encompasses cases from military veterans alleging hearing problems associated with 3M’s dual-ended earplugs. The product was issued to U.S. service men and women from 2003 to 2015, despite 3M allegedly knowing they were defective.
One of the reasons the MDL has grown so large may be due to the sheer volume of people that were impacted. According to Reuters, more than 2 million service members were deployed between 2001 and 2015. The product was widely used among veterans in Afghanistan and Iraq. Reuters also notes that hearing damage is the single leading cause of disability reported to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
I Think I am Eligible to File a 3M Earplug Claim. What Can I Do?
Please contact our law firm if you or a loved one used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs during your service in the U.S. military and suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus. Call (888) 984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim, or submit our contact form.