More than 140,000 veterans have filed complaints of hearing loss after using 3M Combat Arms earplugs while serving. The judge presiding over the lawsuits has identified 20 of these complaints as the initial pool of bellwether cases to be worked up for trial next year. The judge has also chosen five alternate cases. What is …. Read More
3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit
Learn more about 3M Combat Arms earplug lawsuits. Our firm is investigating the risks and monitoring of ongoing developments.
Military personnel were required to wear 3M Combat Arms Earplugs during training and combat duty between 2003 and 2015. The dual-ended design was supposed to offer two levels of hearing protection. Now, lawsuits allege that the earplug could loosen in the ear canal, rendering the product ineffective, and that this could lead to permanent hearing …. Read More
According to a court documents issued on January 21, 2020, nearly 140,000 individuals in the United States have presented claims for hearing loss or tinnitus allegedly caused by 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs. Tens of thousands of additional complaints are predicted to be filed in the near future. Many of the people affected are military veterans, …. Read More
Why Are Hundreds of Veterans Filing 3M Earplug Lawsuits? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 2.7 million veterans receive disability benefits due to hearing problems. Many of these veterans are experiencing hearing loss or tinnitus that they allege is due to defective Combat Arms Earplugs manufactured and distributed by 3M. About 1,000 …. Read More
The Department of Defense and other governmental entities will produce information relating to the hearing loss records of its employees for use in the 3M Combat Arms earplug litigation. Disclosure of such records and other information critical to the plaintiffs’ claims are governed by the Privacy Act, which allows government agencies to release records under …. Read More