Breaking News: 3M Agrees to Pay Billions in Military Earplug Lawsuit

Breaking News: 3M Agrees to Pay Billions in Military Earplug Lawsuit

Millions of U.S. Veterans suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus after combat or training. From 2003 to 2015, military personnel were issued Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (also known as CAEv2 earplugs) to protect them from harmful noise. Unfortunately, these earplugs were reportedly defective.

What’s worse is that the company providing them allegedly knew they were defective. The result is the largest mass tort litigation in U.S. history against 3M, parent company of the earplug supplier.

On Monday, August 28, 3M announced a tentative agreement to pay approximately $6 billion to service members who suffered damages from using the combat earplugs. The full details of this proposed settlement have yet to be released. Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, is proud to represent hundreds of these Veterans — but there may be hundreds more who qualify for compensation.

How do Veterans know if they qualify to be a part of this landmark case?

You may be eligible for compensation if you:

  • Served in the military between 2003 and 2015
  • Were issued Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) while serving
  • Currently suffer from permanent hearing loss or tinnitus

If you meet these qualifications, please call our office today and we can discuss your potential claim. Consultations with us are always free, and we pride ourselves on having a compassionate and knowledgeable team ready to answer your questions.

The 3M earplugs were commonly used on deployments in the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan. The lawsuit is based on claims that Aearo Technologies (a company owned by 3M) hid the design flaws, reported false test results, and failed to give instructions for proper use — all of which contributed to hearing loss for Veterans.

Veterans who were harmed during their time in service deserve compensation, and we have been helping Veterans get the benefits and compensation they deserve since 2008. If you are a Veteran who has been affected, don’t delay. There is still time to file a claim and get recognition for the damages you have suffered. Call our office toll-free today.

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Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

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