Thousands of defective earplugs were issued to U.S. military men and women who served between 2003 and 2015. The 3M (formerly Aearo Technologies, Inc.) dual-ended Combat Arms, Version 2 earplugs (CAEV2) were sold to the U.S. Department of Defense with knowledge of a design flaw that decreased their effectiveness. As a consequence of this flaw, military personnel have been diagnosed with hearing loss and tinnitus.
A Whistleblower Case Exposed These Defective Earplugs.
A whistleblower case decided in July 2018, established that 3M would pay a $9 million settlement for selling the defective earplugs. The earplugs were originally designed to allow normal speech and communications to be heard while protecting eardrums from the concussive sounds of gunfire or explosions. The flawed design exposed eardrums to damage-producing noises.
Do You Have an Earplug Lawsuit?
If you have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus because of the dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs from Aearo Technologies (now 3M) you may be eligible for compensation. 3M Company has agreed to pay a $9 million settlement for selling the defective earplugs, knowing that the design decreased their effectiveness.
Contact Davis & Crump if you:
Served in the U.S. military from 2003-2015;
Used dual-ended Combat Earplugs;
Have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus since using the earplugs.
Fill out a free claim evaluation or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to get started.