You are suffering from the very injuries that you tried to prevent by wearing the earplugs the military gave you to wear during your deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Most soldiers who served in Iraq from 2002 to 2016 were provided with Dual-ended Combat Arms™ earplugs made by 3M. Combat arms earplugs are supposed to protect service members from tinnitus, hearing damage, and hearing loss that can come from exposure to loud noises.
Unfortunately, the government issued combat arms earplugs did not work like they were supposed to work. A design defect allowed the earplugs to become loose while they were being worn, and thereby allowed service members to be exposed to loud noise.
Now, you are suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus because the earplugs failed.
Contact a Lawyer to File a Claim Against 3M
If the earplugs had worked correctly, then you likely would not be suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus. 3M had a legal responsibility to provide the military with a reasonably safe product. Since 3M failed to do so, you may be able to file a lawsuit against 3M and seek compensation for the injuries that you’ve suffered.
Your first step should be to see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis of your tinnitus or hearing loss. This will be critical for your physical health, and it will provide important documentation for your legal recovery of medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other damages related to your hearing issues.
Next, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The award-winning personal injury attorneys of Hupy and Abraham are here to help you. We work on a contingency fee basis and we won’t be paid unless you recover compensation for your injuries.
3M will fight back against any claim that you bring. Tell 3M you mean business and that you will fight for your recovery by having Hupy and Abraham represent you. Schedule your free consultation with us today by calling us or filling out our online contact form.