3m earplugs

Hundreds of Veterans Believe 3M Company Sold Defective Earplugs

Hundreds of veterans have filed claims against 3M Company who sold combat arms ear plugs that were defective, leaving veterans with hearing issues.

 The 3M Company designed, manufactured and sold earplugs to the U.S. military for more than a decade. Known as Combat Arms earplugs, these dual-ended, black and yellow earplugs promised to help prevent damage to hearing while still allowing soldiers to hear and understand commands and other communication.

However, hundreds of veterans now allege that 3M sold the military a defective product that failed to provide a good seal in the ear, leading to hearing damage.

If you used this type of earplug between 2003 and 2015 and now have hearing issues, you may be entitled to compensation.

Soldiers say the injuries they sustained from the defective earplugs include hearing loss and damage, Tinnitus and loss of balance.

If you suffered any of these injuries after serving in the military, the earplugs you used might be to blame.

Because each state has its own deadlines in a defective product case, it is important to take action as soon as possible.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.