3M Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, were standard issued equipment for troops between the years 2003 and 2015, including those sent to combat zones. Soldiers were given these earplugs with the expectation that the product would effectively protect their eardrums from loud noises, such as explosions and gunfire, while allowing them to continue to communicate with ease. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the dual-ended earplugs were faulty, resulting in a range of conditions, including partial or total hearing loss.
If you were issued 3M Combat Arms Earplugs and suffered hearing loss as a result of this product’s defects, you could be entitled to compensation. At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC in Wichita, our legal team is currently taking cases related to 3M’s faulty earplugs.
The Problem with 3M’s Earplugs
3M Combat Arms Earplugs were designed to block out loud noises and to keep noises from entering the ear canal. However, the portion of the earplug designed to fit inside the ear canal was too short to function properly. The inadequate length caused the earplugs to loosen, which allowed loud noises to enter soldiers’ ears and cause hearing issues.
Individuals who suffered injuries to their hearing might be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost earning potential, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
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At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC in Wichita, our award-winning trial attorneys are dedicated to fighting on behalf of those who have been wrongfully injured. If you suffered injuries, such as tinnitus or hearing loss, you should not hesitate to reach out to our skilled team today.
Contact our law office at (316) 688-1166 to schedule a free initial case review with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.