The men and women who serve in the military put their lives on the line to protect our country. If they are provided with defective or substandard equipment, it can not only put their lives at risk, but also affect the morale and efficiency of their unit.
The Combat Arms Earplug lawsuit, which is shaping up to be one of the largest multidistrict litigation actions in history, is based on one such case where military personnel were provided with defective earplugs, as a result of which thousands of service members have developed hearing problems.
If you are a service member or veteran who has developed hearing problems as a result of defective earplugs, you can seek compensation from the manufacturer with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
What Is The Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit All About?
Between 2003 and 2015, 3M – a Minnesota based conglomerate – sold earplugs to the US military. These were dual-ended earplugs which were designed to filter out loud noises like gunfire and explosions, while allowing the user to hear normal conversations.
It is now alleged that the earplugs had a design flaw, due to which they failed to block out loud noises like they were supposed to. As a result, thousands of service members were unknowingly exposed to dangerously loud noises and have developed hearing problems as a result. This is the basis of Combat Arms Earplug lawsuit, in which 3M is the sole defendant.
How You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have developed tinnitus or have suffered partial or full hearing loss as a result of 3M earplugs, you can file a claim against the company with the help of a product liability attorney and seek compensatory damages.
You are eligible to seek compensation for the following tangible and intangible losses.
- Medical expenses associated with treating your hearing problems
- Ongoing costs associated with managing your hearing problems
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Paid, emotional anguish and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Since 3M is being sued by tens of thousands of service members and veterans, these claims might be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation, mass tort claim, or a class action lawsuit. So, make sure you hire an attorney who has the experience and resources to handle these types of high profile cases. A capable law firm will invest its own time and money to fight your case. They will not charge you any fee until they make a financial recovery for you.
Looking to File a Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit? Trial Power Is Your Best Bet!
Defective product claims need to be handled by experienced attorneys who can stand up to the might of large corporations, hold them accountable, and recover damages for their clients. Trial Power combines the unmatched expertise, experience, and resources of two of the most successful civil litigators in the country – Dana Kirk and Denman Heard.
Attorneys Dana Kirk and Denman Heard have several years of experience in handling defective product claims and know what it takes to hold large corporations accountable for their negligence. If you have developed hearing problems as a result of 3M earplugs, contact us today to find out whether you qualify for a Combat Arms Earplug lawsuit and how much compensation you might be entitled to.