Tinnitus and hearing loss are the most common injuries suffered by United States veterans. Just because they are common, however, does not take away the personal suffering of each individual dealing with these injuries.
Whether you have tinnitus or hearing loss, you know all too well that you have difficulty understanding speech and trouble navigating the world around you. Your personal relationships and your ability to work have changed.
Your whole life is different because of the hearing-related injury that you suffered while serving our country.
Get a Fair Recovery for Tinnitus or Hearing Loss
As a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans disability benefits. If you apply for veterans disability benefits and the Department for Veterans Affairs finds you eligible for benefits, then you will receive monthly payments based on the severity of your disability and your family composition.
Veterans disability benefits are important and you should apply for these benefits if you suffer tinnitus or hearing loss. However, veterans disability benefits are not the only way to protect your financial future if you experience a hearing related injury from serving in the military.
If you served in the military from 2003-2015, then you were likely provided with 3M Dual-ended Combat Arms™ earplugs to protect your ears and your hearing. Unfortunately, the 3M earplugs did not work the way they were supposed to work. The earplugs were too short and, therefore, failed to protect the hearing of many U.S. service members who now suffer from tinnitus or hearing loss due to this defective product.
You and other service members who were similarly hurt deserve fair compensation for the injuries that you’ve suffered. Pursuing legal action against 3M could provide you with a significantly higher recovery than the compensation you would get from a veteran’s disability claim alone.
Accordingly, we encourage you to contact our experienced Illinois injury lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights. Start a live chat with us now or fill out our online contact form and ask us about our Win or It’s Free Guarantee!