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Defective Military Earplugs & 3M Lawsuit

VA Disability Lawyer and Product Liability Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in ear injury and defective military earplugs lawsuits


Hundreds of military veterans are filing product liability and personal injury lawsuits against 3M Company, who was contracted to manufacture combat earplugs to the military, but the product turned out to be defective and ineffective, leading to ear injuries like hearing loss and tinnitus. The defective 3M earplugs failed to maintain a tight seal and allowed high-decibel noise to penetrate the earplug and lead to veteran hearing loss.

The defective military earplugs claims allege 3M Company defectively designed the combat earplugs and failed to warn the government of the limitations of the product. Plaintiffs say the company also failed to provide proper instructions for their use.

Veterans have suffered from hearing loss and tinnitus after using the 3M dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs between 2003 and 2015. 3M marketed the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAE) earplugs to the military and claimed the earplugs “protect against high-level steady noises like those in tracked vehicles and air transport.”

Joe Lyon is an experienced VA Disability Lawyer and Product Liability Attorney investigating claims of 3M defective military earplugs and subsequent veteran ear injury cases.

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Veterans with Hearing loss and ear injuries should contact a VA disability attorney

3M Defective Military Earplugs & Veteran Ear Injury


Plaintiffs in the defective military earplugs lawsuits are holding 3M accountable for injuries sustained due to a design defect and an inferior product provided to those serving the nation. 3M Company allegedly was aware that their dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 had issues with effectiveness of the hearing protection. As a result, 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold its earplugs to the government without disclosing defects.

Plaintiffs allege 3M employees knew about the defective military earplugs as early as 2000. However, 3M said their product testing complied with military standards. The company provided the earplugs until 2015 but the earplugs were not recalled and still used long after the company discontinued the product.

The Lyon Firm is proud to represent injured veterans in a variety of VA disability claims as well as class action product liability lawsuits. When defense contractors provide inferior and faulty safety equipment to soldiers which results in injury, veterans have the ability to come forward and file injury claims against companies like 3M.

If you or a loved one has suffered a veteran ear injury due to defective earplugs, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding defective military earplugs lawsuits.

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