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Nashville Tennessee Lawyer for 3M Dual Ended Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuit

Were you in active duty in the U.S. Military in between 2003 and 2015?
Did you use dual ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) made by 3M?
Do you have tinnitus or hearing loss?

If you answered yes to the above, you may be able to recover compensation. The Higgins Firm would like to help U.S. veterans who have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus after using 3M earplugs that were supposed to protect their ears.

As a 3M defective earplugs lawyer Nashville, Tennessee residents trust, our firm is currently reviewing cases for veterans in this situation. For a consultation with The Higgins Firm, please call us today or complete the form on this site.

A Brief Background of the 3M Defective Earplugs Case

3M was given a contract by the U.S. Government to provide troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan with earplugs that were supposed to block out loud, potentially damaging sounds. In July 2018, a judge found the billion dollar company guilty of manufacturing and selling a product they knew was defective. Now, troops that were issued the Combat Arms Earplugs have the right to explore their legal options and bring 3M to court to recover monetary compensation.

3M earplugs were made with a short stem that did not adequately protect the ear canal and ear drum. Soldiers who wore the product were unaware of their exposure to harmful levels of sound including machinery, explosions, and gunfire. Since these years, The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs have claimed a significant spike in hearing loss and tinnitus. Both conditions can be long term or permanent.

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Not all veterans who suffered damage to the eardrum may know about their condition. In general as time goes on it will become more difficult to hear other people speak. If you are a U.S. veteran and notice any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention and then call a 3M defective earplugs lawyer in Nashville.

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Having to ask others to speak more clearly

Another effect of the defective earplugs is tinnitus, a condition characterized by continuous sounds in the ears. Examples of these sounds that would only be heard by the sufferer includes:

  • Ringing
  • Whistling
  • Roaring
  • Buzzing
  • Clicking

If you would like to consult a Nashville, TN 3M defective earplugs lawyer about your ability to recover monetary damages, call The Higgins Firm.

Do You Have a Lawsuit?

If you believe you meet the above criteria, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, pain, suffering, and other losses. At this time 3M has agreed to pay a total of $9.1 million to victims. Due to the potential challenges of these claims, you should have a good 3M defective earplugs lawyer on your side.

Reach out to The Higgins Firm now!

The Higgins Firm is well known for its determination an tenacious zeal to protect the very people who were trying to protect the country. We are committed to getting justice for anyone who was injured by 3M's dual ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2). If you would like to explore your legal options, please call a 3M defective earplugs lawyer from The Higgins Firm now.

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