Late last week, our legal team at Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC filed a personal injury lawsuit against 3M Company on behalf of a military veteran who claims his service-connected hearing loss and tinnitus were caused by the Minnesota manufacturer’s defective Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (or CAEv2).
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Southern District of Texas, details the history of 3M’s alleged and willful failures, including its $9+ million payment to settle allegations from the U.S. Justice Department that it knowingly failed to disclose defects, its testing of the faulty earplugs and misrepresentation of findings, and its failures to warn and ensure the safety of military service members.
Our firm’s client, like many other brave men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces between 2000 and 2015, was given 3M combat earplugs as standard-issue hearing protection. Unfortunately, the Army vet who served two separate tours in Iraq was unaware of the earplugs’ inherent defects and, as we allege in the complaint, was eventually diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus that could and should have been prevented.
Read more about the lawsuit filing on this press release.
As a firm with a reputation for fighting on behalf of victims and families harmed by the acts of powerful corporations and product manufacturers, BCH is committed to helping our client and other similarly situated veterans obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Given the profound suffering of vets who used these faulty earplugs, and the severity of claims alleged in the suit – which include negligence, design defects, misrepresentation, and fraud and deceit, among others – our legal team is seeking damages for losses suffered by our client (i.e. past and future medical expenses, lost earning ability, and pain and suffering), and punitive damages, which are reserved for cases involving egregious wrongs and injustice.
If you or someone you love served in the U.S. military and suffered hearing loss, tinnitus, or other related injuries you believe may have been caused by 3M CAEv2 earplugs, our firm is standing by to answer your questions and discuss whether you may have a potential claim. Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is reviewing 3M earplug lawsuit cases from potential clients across the United States, and offers free and confidential consultations.
Learn more about 3M earplug lawsuits, or speak personally with an award-winning injury lawyer by calling us or contacting us online.