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Service Members Suffer Hearing Loss After Military-Issue 3M Earplugs Found Defective

February 15th, 2019

Between 2003 and 2015, the United States military supplied a version of the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2) from 3M to service members in Iraq and Afghanistan as standard-issue hearing protection. Allegations suggest manufacturer 3M—as well as its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—failed to instruct wearers on the proper application and use of the product.

About the Allegations

The company continued to supply the U.S. military despite being aware of its design defects—causing service members to experience deteriorated hearing or hearing loss. Recently, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) reported 3M has paid a settlement of over $9 million in a lawsuit regarding this defective product.

Henson Fuerst is currently accepting cases from both active and former service members who suffer new hearing loss, the worsening of existing hearing loss, or tinnitus after using the second generation of 3M’s Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv2).

Know Your Rights

If you are an active or former U.S. military service member who used the Combat Arms Earplugs CAEv2 from 3M while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan—or in any other capacity—between 2003 and 2015, the NC personal injury attorneys at Henson Fuerst urge you to have a hearing assessment. If you have suffered hearing loss or deterioration, seek legal representation immediately.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a defective medical device or harmful consumer product; call the experienced North Carolina Defective Product Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.

When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Raleigh Personal Injury attorneys. They will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.

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