Ohio 3M Earplug Lawsuit Attorneys


Have you or a loved one served in the military and now suffering hearing loss because you were issued 3M Combat Earplugs? Contact KNR today. Let our attorneys help get the compensation you deserve.

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    Considering a 3M Earplug Lawsuit?

    Our Ohio attorneys are here for you and your family.

    Between 2003 and 2015, the 3M Company manufactured and sold the Dual-End and Reversible Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) to the U.S. Military. The 3M Earplugs were designed to block battlefield noises, while allowing quieter sounds so soldiers could communicate. But because of a design flaw, the earplugs failed to reduce loud noise and caused many service members to suffer partial or complete hearing loss.

    After a whistleblower report and DOJ lawsuit, it became clear that 3M knew of the flaw, failed to notify the government, and continued selling the defective earplugs without disclosing the risk to men and women in uniform. We think our veterans deserve better.

    Several 3M lawsuits are being pursued against those responsible. So, if you or a loved one developed hearing loss or tinnitus as a result of using 3M Earplugs, you may have a right to financial compensation. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We will explain your options and fight for everything you are entitled to under the law.

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    3M Earplug Defects & Lawsuit Eligibility

    Countless U.S. service members were issued 3M Combat Arms Earplugs while deployed in foreign conflicts, particularly in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria

    The CAEv2 earplugs were marketed as dual-purpose. Wearing them one way allowed sounds such as speech to be heard, while the opposite end protected wearers from harmful sounds like gunfire and explosions.

    Despite being the exclusive provider and even preventing other companies from selling more effective earplugs, 3M allegedly sold CAEv2 earplugs that were too short for proper insertion. This loose fit effectively rendered the earplugs useless. Without adequate protection, many U.S. soldiers unknowingly suffered permanent hearing loss and auditory damage.

    Do You or a Loved One Meet the Following Criteria?

    • Served in the military between 2003-2015.
    • Issued 3M Combat Earplugs.
    • Suffered permanent hearing loss or tinnitus.

    While combat veterans are at the highest risk, defective 3M earplugs were also used my military personnel in relation to:

    • Firearms training
    • Vehicle use & maintenance
    • Work areas with loud conditions

    You may also be entitled to compensation even if you currently receive disability or other service-related benefits.

    Hearing loss may be accompanied by headaches, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems, and persistent ear ringing or whistling known as tinnitus. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2.6 million veterans receive disability compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus.
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    Possible Compensation in a 3M Earplug Lawsuit

    No two cases are the same, but you deserve the chance to recover financially for your losses.

    A potential recovery from a legal claim or lawsuit for hearing loss associated with 3M Combat Earplugs may include your past & future medical expenses, lost income, pain & suffering, mental anguish, and punitive damages.

    If you or a loved one served between 2003 and 2015, and developed hearing loss because of the defective 3M Earplugs you were issued, let KNR assess your damages and eligibility for compensation. With our experience and resources, we can help secure what you deserve without risk or up-front cost.