Miami 3M Earplug Lawyer
3M supplies Combat Arms Earplugs to the U.S. military. Specifically, the Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) were sold to the military with the idea that they would prevent hearing damage from loud noises such as gunfire while still allowing the wearer to hear soft noises such as communication from their fellow soldiers. Unfortunately, there is evidence that the earplugs did not create a tight seal and did allow loud noises to penetrate through causing hearing damage. According to Reuters, more than one million veterans receive compensation for service-related hearing loss, which means it is the leading service-related disability as of 2015. If you were a military member between 2003 and 2015, our experienced Miami 3M earplug lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law can help you receive the financial compensation that you deserve.
3M Knew Their Earplugs Were Defective Back in 2000
In both combat operations and non-combat training, service members are exposed to extremely loud noises. Gunfire, explosions, machinery, trucks, aircraft, and other loud equipment can all cause physical damage to the eardrums. As such, servicemembers are usually provided with protective auditory gear. However, as MilitaryTimes reports, 3M knew about the defects in their earplugs as early as the year 2000. However, the product was never recalled and 3M continued to sell the earplugs to the U.S. military until 2015. As such, countless servicemen and servicewomen suffered irreparable hearing damage that could have otherwise been prevented, had 3M been honest about the quality of their products.
Injuries Associated with Defective 3M Earplugs
Victims of hearing damage can be plagued with difficulties for the rest of their lives. Not only can hearing damage result in physical pain, tinnitus, and chronic headaches, but hearing damage can also make it harder to fit in by limiting the victim’s social abilities; cause learning disabilities for those trying to learn new vocational schools or gain higher education; and even make daily activities, such as crossing the street, more dangerous.
- Hearing loss;
- Loss of balance; and
Damages in a 3M Lawsuit
As a plaintive in a defective 3M earplug lawsuit, you may be able to receive the following types of compensation:
- Costs for hearing aids and devices;
- Medical expenses relating to exams and medication;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Lost earning ability; and
- Lost wages.
Contact Spencer Morgan Law if You Used 3M Earplugs and Have Hearing Damage
In the military you are issued gear that you should be able to trust to stand up to the tasks you are asked to do in service of your country. Unfortunately, some companies try to boost profits even when there is evidence a product is defective. If you or a loved one has returned from military service with hearing damage after being issued 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, it is time to speak to a lawyer about filing a lawsuit. Call the skilled Miami attorneys of Spencer Morgan Law at 305-423-3800 to learn more about how we can help.