FAQs - 3M Defective Earplugs

  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Compensation Can I Get if I Sue for Defective 3M Earplugs?
    The compensation you can get if you sue for defective 3M earplugs could cover your economic costs from your hearing damage and tinnitus, as well as various non-economic damages. The types and amount of damages you can recover will depend upon your particular condition and how it has affected you. The follo
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What is a 3M Defective Earplug Lawsuit?
    Thousands of military veterans are filing lawsuits against 3M. For decades, the American multinational conglomerate corporation sold its Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 to the U.S. government for use by active military service members. Veterans are now responding to the fact that the 3M devices are defecti
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Were the 3M Combat Earplugs Recalled?
    With all its defects, the 3M Combat Arms version 2 Earplugs (CAEv2) were never recalled, either voluntarily or by order of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Why Companies Do and Do Not Recall Products When a manufacturer has good reason to believe that its product presents a risk of injury or otherw
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Why Were the 3M Combat Earplugs Dual Ended?
    The purpose of the two sides is to, in theory, provide hearing protection at two levels, giving soldiers more options and flexibility for adjusting noise reduction based on the levels and concentration of sound to which they are being exposed. 3M marketed this feature as “selective attenuation.” Two Opti
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Was the Defect in the 3M Earplugs?
    3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs version 2 (CAEv2) descended upon military personnel as general issue gear when the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) jumped on the hearing protection devices as a way to solve a growing problem of hearing loss amongst troops. How 3M Sold the Government on the Combat Arms Earplugs
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Role Does the Government Play in the 3M Defective Combat Earplugs?
    The U.S. government played a role in the 3M defective combat earplugs lawsuit by filing as a plaintiff. How the 3M Defective Combat Earplugs Case Began A company called Aearo Technologies created the defective Combat Arms earplugs that sit at the center of a current growing lawsuit that thousands of U.S. ve
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Are the Symptoms of Hearing Loss From the 3M Military Earplugs?
    The symptoms of hearing loss from the 3M military earplugs are the same as hearing loss from another cause. The signs and symptoms of hearing impairment are far-reaching, extending into many aspects of a person’s life, with debilitating effects. Common Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss from the Defective
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Are Combat Earplugs?
    The Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) are military hearing protection devices designed by Aearo Technologies and sold to the Department of Defense (DOD) in an exclusive-supplier contract later assumed by 3M when it purchased the manufacturer. The earplugs’ adaptive design made it an appealing option
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Can I File a 3M Military Defective Earplug Lawsuit?
    If you were in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015, you may be eligible to file a 3M military defective earplug lawsuit. At particular risk for hearing loss from the 3M military defective earplugs are veterans who were exposed to continuous high-level sound. Examples include veterans who served as pilots,
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What is Tinnitus?
    Tinnitus is a “phantom noise” that signals the existence of a root medical problem, such as damage to the ear. Commonly characterized as a medical condition, this description is inaccurate. Rather, tinnitus is strictly the “perception” of ringing or noise in the ear — not an actual medical condition
  • 04 Jul 2019
    What Can I do if My Hearing Loss is a Result of Defective 3M Combat Earplugs?
    If your hearing has been damaged as the result of defective 3M Combat Arms version 2 earplugs to protect your hearing, you can file a product liability lawsuit against 3M. Product Liability Based on Negligence A product liability claim can be founded on strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty of
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Does Tinnitus Go Away?
    It might not—or it could last only a few days. It could be constant or intermittent. The answers to your tinnitus riddles come with an understanding of what causes the condition for you as an individual. The frustration of not knowing if or when a case of tinnitus will end is further compounded with the
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Can You Sue for Hearing Damage?
    You have the right to sue for hearing damage if another party’s negligence caused your injury. Veterans Are Suing 3M for Hearing Damage Due to Defective Earplugs After the U.S. government emerged from a lawsuit against 3M with a settlement payout of $9.1 million for the company’s defective military earp
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