Did you serve in the military after the year 2003? If you did, you may have been given special earplugs to protect your ears from damaging noises in combat and in drills, both in America and overseas. The maker of the earplugs, Minnesota based company 3M, recently settled with the United States Department of Justice for knowingly selling earplugs that were damaged and ineffective.
If you are a Veteran, or a currently active in the military, and used 3M earplugs any time from 2003-2015, you could be owed compensation for your experience, and for medical bills associated with hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears).
3M’s earplugs were yellow and green, able to be reversed to offer further protection from especially loud situations. However, the earplugs were too short to be effective and were prone to become loose, which made protection significantly decrease.
Hearing loss and tinnitus are common for people who work in loud situations. Veterans experience hearing challenges as well, with more than 2.6 million Veterans receiving disability compensation for complications due to hearing loss or tinnitus.
Did you serve in the military during 2003 – 2015? Do you recall being issued 3M green/yellow earplugs? Do you have hearing loss or ringing in your ears? If so, give the team at MacCloskey Kesler and Associates a call. We have the experience to advocate for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
We have been keeping up with the 3M decision and are ready to help you through the next steps to a positive outcome. Our attorney team has decades of experience working with cases just like this and we are committed to guiding our clients through this lawsuit.
Call us today to talk more about your situation and hear about your options. We look forward to working with you.