3M earplugs Lawsuit Information
In the summer of 2018, 3M settled a False Claims Act case it had pending with the U.S. Department of Justice. The case involved 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) which were faulty and worn by all branches of the U.S. military both in the Iraq War and in Afghanistan.
The earplugs were worn by servicemen and women in the Army, Navy, and the Air Force from 2003 to 2015. And now thousands of our veterans have complained of hearing loss and tinnitus since returning from duty. These earplugs may be the reason why.
The problem with the earplugs is that the portion made to fit inside the ear canal was not long enough. After just a short amount of time of being in the ear, the earplug would loosen imperceptibly and the loud noises troops face every day would enter the ear. Being constantly subjected to these noises can result in hearing loss and tinnitus. These are the conditions currently affecting a large number of veterans. Now, those same veterans can claim compensation for their injuries.
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