As a veteran and trusted lawyer participating in the 3M earplugs TN lawsuit, I’m offering free legal consultations to veterans who suffered hearing damage from 3M combat earplugs

I’ve been writing about the 3M earplugs TN lawsuit for a long time. That’s because, as a veteran myself, and a lawyer for over 30 years, it’s important to me to stand up for my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. And I am proud to offer a free legal consultation to any veteran who used 3M combat earplugs and later suffered hearing loss or damage.

3M sold millions of faulty earplugs to the U.S. Military

3M is a company who sold over two million faulty earplugs to the United States military for over a decade.

According to a complaint filed by the U.S. Government, 3M knew their two-sided combat earplugs would eventually fail even before they closed their contract to sell them to the U.S. armed forces. They knew these earplugs would offer little to no protection to the soldiers wearing them. But instead of disclosing this information, they chose to profit while dedicated service men and women damaged, or even lost, their hearing.

This is the outrage I am fighting against.

3M’s combat earplugs failed the soldiers they promised to protect

The defective earplug model under scrutiny is the Combat Arms™ Earplugs Version 2 (3M CAE.V2). They are two-sided, with one side green and one side yellow. They are the only two-sided earplugs in use, so it’s easy to know they are the right ones.

The military purchased them to protect the hearing of soldiers in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they were in use from 2003-2015. 3M allegedly did not inform the military of a known defect, which may have resulted in hearing loss, impairment, or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) for veterans who used them.

The earplugs allegedly were too short for proper insertion in the ears and could loosen over time, gradually losing noise-cancellation performance altogether. The earliest any potential victim could possibly have known of the problem was July 2018 when the Department of Justice released the information publicly.

The bottom line is this: 3M injured men and women who risk their lives for our freedom, and they did it for profit. This is why I am participating in the 3M earplugs TN lawsuit, fighting for the veterans of Tennessee.

My team and I are here to help you and your family 

Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is on your side. I am offering a free legal consultation to any veteran who served in the military between 2003 and 2015 and used 3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs Version 2, then later suffered hearing loss, impairment, or tinnitus.

When you call us at (901) 327-1212, we will ask you a few questions to get to know your case.

  • We’d like to know what base or country you were in when you used the earplugs.
  • Did you buy the earplugs yourself or were they issued to you?
  • What was your baseline hearing when you first entered the military, and what it was at discharge?
  • Most importantly, we want to hear your compelling story. Are you unable to hear your baby’s voice? How has your hearing loss, impairment, or tinnitus changed the way you live?

We may have a limited time to file on behalf of Tennessee users of these 3M earplugs. Call us at (901) 327-1212 or contact us online today to speak with lawyers you can trust. It would be our privilege to serve you and your family.