3M Defective Earplug Injury Attorneys
Recovering Compensation for Those Who Served
Americans who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines during the years of 2003 to 2015 were required to wear 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. The earplugs were used by the military as a protective measure in extremely loud environments.
The 3M earplugs did not protect military members as effectively as intended. A defect in the manufacturing of the earplugs made them unable to fully protect users, and there is evidence that 3M was aware of the inefficacy of their product.
If you or someone you know was in the military between 2003 and 2015 and suffered from hearing loss or other injury resulting from the use of 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, contact us.
Schedule a free consultation with the Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC team online, or by calling (901) 526-2126.
The Earplug Defects, and the Role of 3M
Faulty design and manufacturing of the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs resulted in the release of products that were too small to cover the opening of a user’s ears. The earplugs’ flaws made them unable to be completely inserted in the ear. This caused the earplugs to either fall out of the ears of users, not fully cover the ear, or be otherwise ineffective at noise reduction, resulting in injury. Litigation has revealed that 3M was aware of the defects, and negligent in their testing of the product.
Injuries Caused by Defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs
The lack of sufficient protection from the defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs caused significant damage to users’ inner ears, affecting their hearing and balancing ability.
Military members who used the defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs are involved in lawsuits around the country based on claims that the earplugs caused the following injuries:
- Hearing loss
- Auditory processing disorder (APD)
- Problems with balance
Schedule a Free Consultation if You Were Affected
3M carelessly continued to supply the United States military with Combat Arms Earplugs well after they knew of their defects. Our team is prepared to represent you and your family, and provide answers during this difficult time.
Contact Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC to discuss your options if you suffered from injuries caused by 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. Use our contact form or call (901) 526-2126 to speak with our 3M defective earplug lawyers.
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