DEFECTIVE MILITARY EARPLUGS – 3M Combat Arms™
Fodera & Long is investigating claims on behalf of United States service members who have experienced hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of their use of 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs.
In July 2018, the United States Justice Department announced it reached an agreement with 3M for $9.1 million to resolve claims that it sold defective earplugs to the United States government for all branches of the United States military. According to the government’s allegations, 3M Combat Arms™ earplugs were sold to the United States government as part of a multi-million dollar per year contract but did not meet required safety specifications.
3M Combat Arms™ earplugs were developed to provide soldiers a single set of earplugs that could be worn in either an “unblocked” position (yellow end in) to significantly reduce, the loud impulse sounds of battle, while still allowing the soldier to hear quieter noises such as commands or enemy dialogue. The earplugs can also be worn in a “blocked” position (olive/brown end in) to significantly reduce, all sounds.
As a result, from 2003-2015 thousands of United States military members were provided with 3M Combat Arms™ earplugs that did not adequately protect their hearing, causing many to suffer some form of hearing loss or tinnitus.
Claim Qualifications for Damages Against 3M:
- Served in any branch of the military any time between 2003 and 2015; and
- Used 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs; and
- Suffered some of hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
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