3M Defective Earplugs
Howard & Associates has been representing Military officers and veterans for over 10 Years. After an investigation done by the Department of Justice , it was revealed that the standard-issued 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (given to members from 2003 to 2015) were defective. The earplugs were actually ineffective in reducing hearing loss and may have caused severe hearing problems or even tinnitus.
United States v. 3M Company
As one of the largest corporations in America, the 3M Company amoungst other things design, sell, and manufacture worker safety products including hearing protection devices. According to the whistleblower complaint, 3M Continued to sell these defective earplugs to the United States military after testing them in 2000 and observing that the noise reduction rating (NRR) marked -0-. According to case filings, the 3M earplugs were too short and could loosen imperceptibly in the wearer’s ear, exposing him or her to damaging noises.
Later, the U.S Government intervened in the 3M Lawsuit where there would be a $9.1 million settlement paid by 3M.
Here at Howard & Associates, we believe that 3M should compensate Combat Veterans, Navy & Air-force Officers who may have been harmed by these defective earplugs. We look to provide compensation for medical bills, suffering, pain and other injuries you may have experienced due to 3M’s defective earplugs.
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