U.S. Military veterans who used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs and suffered hearing loss or tinnitus have been filing personal injury lawsuits against the manufacturer. If you served as an allied troop member in a European military deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may also be able to make a claim.

Exposure to loud noises in a combat environment causes some of the most common service-related disabilities. Thousands of servicemembers have suffered hearing loss or damage after using 3M earplugs during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. The affected device was: Aearo Technologies or 3M dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs version 2 (CAEv2) manufactured from 2003 to 2013. The company has been accused of manufacturing a defective device and covering up the fact that the dual-ended earplugs could slightly loosen, allowing hearing damage to occur.

Common side effects reported by servicemembers are:

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears
  • Permanent hearing damage
  • Deafness

Filing a claim against 3M could help you recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Permanent or temporary disability
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you or somebody you know served as an allied troop member in Iraq or Afghanistan between 2003-2015 and has been diagnosed, or suffers from, hearing loss or tinnitus you should contact us immediately for a consultation.



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