3M Earplugs Lawsuit Lawyer TN Trusts: We Need Justice for Veterans
As a veteran and 3M earplugs lawsuit lawyer TN has trusted for over thirty years, I want to make sure you have the facts about 3M, the company who allegedly sold defective combat earplugs to U.S. veterans.
Between 2003 and 2015, 3M sold over two million earplugs to the U.S. military. The earplugs, called Combat Arms™ Earplugs Version 2, were purchased to protect the hearing of soldiers in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, the earplugs were defective. Even worse, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S Government, 3M allegedly knew this, but sold the earplugs to the military anyway.
These defective military earplugs are alleged to have been too short to be inserted into the users’ ears properly. Over time, the earplugs would loosen until they had lost any effectiveness to protect the hearing of those who wore them. As a veteran myself, I can only begin to tell you how much this upsets me.
The Settlement Is Not Enough
At Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, we often see that a guilty corporation made and sold a product knowing all the time it was defective. This is no exception. As a matter of fact, 3M recently agreed to pay over $9 million in a settlement to resolve claims that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military.
But $9 million is not enough. 3M allegedly knew their earplugs would not save the ears of soldiers and Marines fighting in war zones to protect us. Then, service members used the earplugs in faith that no one from their side would injure them. But according to the original complaint, 3M’s earplugs “have likely caused thousands of soldiers to suffer significant hearing loss and tinnitus.” And now the government has settled with 3M for a fine of less than its profit, while the injured get nothing.
That’s the outrage that we fight here. That’s why my team at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is working hard to turn that outrage into justice for injured veterans.
The Hardworking Men and Women of Our Military Deserve Justice
Treating hearing loss is a massive expense. Tinnitus alone can become a life-altering issue. And the hardworking men and women of our military should not have to shoulder this burden. This is why I am offering a free legal consultation to veterans with hearing loss. Contact us right away if you:
- Served in the military between 2003 and 2015 and used 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs Version 2
- Later suffered hearing loss, impairment, or tinnitus
As a former service member, it would be my honor to speak with you and tell you how I can help. Call us now at (901) 327-1212 or reach us online to speak with a 3M earplugs lawsuit lawyer TN trusts. The call is absolutely free, and we make nothing unless we win your case.