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Defective Military-Issued 3m Earplugs | CT Defective Product Lawyers

Manufacturer and U.S. military supplier 3M supplied a version of the Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv.2) as standard-issue hearing protection to service members in training and in active combat between 2003 and 2015. Recent allegations now suggest 3M—and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—neglected to inform users how to properly apply or use the earplugs.

About the Claims

Despite being aware of potential design defects, 3M continued to supply hearing protection to the U.S. military—and service members suffered hearing loss or deteriorated hearing as a result. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reported the manufacturer has paid over $9 million to settle a lawsuit over this defective product.

Carter Mario Law Firm is currently reviewing cases on behalf of both former and active-duty military personnel who have reported tinnitus, new hearing loss, or worsening of existing hearing damage after being issued the second-generation of Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2).

We urge all former or active-duty U.S. military service members who used the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2) from 3M during training or in active combat between 2003 and 2015 and to undergo a hearing assessment. If the results indicate you have suffered hearing deterioration or loss, consult a personal injury attorney immediately.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or other harm after using a defective product, trust an experienced, compassionate Connecticut Defective Product Lawyer who will stand by your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights—and fight to secure full, fair compensation for your losses. Just call (203) 876-2711 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.

The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience—as well as 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call (203) 876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.

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