When it comes to protective equipment, our military service members deserve the best. But that’s not what 3M Company gave them when they sold defective earplugs. And countless service members have lost their hearing as a result.
This is a question of justice. Our soldiers did nothing to deserve this, but many will suffer for the rest of their lives because of 3M’s carelessness.
This kind of injustice doesn’t sit right with the team at Monge & Associates. To help, we’re offering free case evaluations to service members who suffered hearing damage due to defective earplugs. To find out whether you can sue 3M for your hearing loss, contact a 3M lawyer today.
Defective 3M Earplugs Harmed Military Service Members’ Hearing
Sparked by a whistleblower lawsuit, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) uncovered the information that has led to hundreds of earplug hearing loss lawsuits against 3M. The DOJ investigation alleged that 3M knowingly sold defective dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs to the military for years. This was a violation of the False Claims Act.
Investigators said the earplug defects caused them to be too short for proper insertion into the ear. This allowed them to come slightly loose without the wearer realizing it, leaving the user exposed to possible hearing damage from loud sound.
In 2019, 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to the DOJ to resolve the allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.
Types of Hearing Damage from Defective Earplugs
The defective design of 3M’s combat earplugs has been tied to various hearing problems in service members:
- Total hearing loss
- Hearing impairment
A 3M hearing loss attorney can help you find out whether your hearing damage may be tied to 3M’s defective earplugs.
Suing for Military Hearing Loss
If you suffered hearing damage while in the military, you may be eligible to file a defective product lawsuit against 3M to recover compensation. To win such a lawsuit, you will need bulletproof evidence that shows the following:
- You used defective 3M earplugs while in the military.
- You have hearing loss tied to your time in the military.
- The hearing loss has negatively affected your life.
Keep in mind that 3M is an enormous company with plenty of resources to use against you if you file a hearing loss lawsuit. That’s why it can be so helpful to team up with an experienced attorney who knows exactly how to take down big bullies like 3M.
Discuss Your Case with a 3M Earplug Lawyer
You served your country—now, let Monge & Associates serve you by helping you win your 3M earplug lawsuit. Don’t miss your chance to recover compensation for your hearing loss.
To claim your free case evaluation, call a 3M lawyer at 800-421-0174 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.