In a startling settlement in July 2018, the 3M corporation agreed to pay $9.1 million in a False Claims Act lawsuit to settle allegations that it knowingly supplied the United States military with defective earplugs. The lawsuit brought on behalf of the government alleged that the company covered up the fact that the dual-ended earplugs could slightly loosen, allowing hearing damage to occur and that thousands of service members were supplied the defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs from 2003 to 2015.
Risks associated with 3M Combat Arms Earplugs
Servicemembers and combat veterans have reported multiple side effects, including:
If you or a loved one was supplied 3M earplugs while in the military and have been diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus, contact our Consumer Protection attorneys today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to significant monetary compensation. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.