The personal injury attorneys Fetterman & Associates P.A. are evaluating claims that Veterans and active-duty military personnel experienced hearing damage because they wore defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2 — CAEv2). If you were active military in the US between 2003 and 2015 and used 3M earplugs, you may be entitled to compensation due to your injuries.
3M, a multinational company based in the United States, sold earplugs to the U.S. military for soldiers to use in combat and military training. 3M designed the earplugs to block out loud blasts while allowing soldiers to hear crucial orders. 3M failed to notify the United States government that some of its earplugs were faulty. The defective 3m earplugs may have caused partial or complete hearing loss in members of the military. Our firm believes that Veterans and active-duty military personnel should be paid compensation for their injuries and any hardships this has caused.
The 3m product allegedly has a design flaw that centers on the fact that thy are symmetrical in nature. The standard fitting instructions provided to US military members could mean that the plugs loosen and allow sound to enter the ear and harm the wearer’s hearing. As a result, some active military members and Veterans may be experiencing hearing loss and other hearing related issues.
To become involved in the lawsuit, potential plaintiffs must be diagnosed by a doctor with tinnitus at or around the time of discharge from the military and/or hearing loss resulting in an impairment rating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The relevant time of service is 2003 to 2015. Eligible servicemen and women may be entitled to compensation for their hearing loss.
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