Today, we're discussing a lawsuit filed by more than 200,000 military service members and veterans against the multinational corporation 3M. These brave men and women claim that 3M's Combat Arms earplugs failed to protect their hearing, resulting in various hearing-related issues, including tinnitus and hearing loss
From 2003 to 2015, Aearo Technologies and its parent company, 3M, manufactured and supplied the U.S. military with the Combat Arms CAEv2 earplugs.
The 3M Combat Arms earplugs were designed to protect military personnel from the damaging effects of loud noises encountered in combat and training situations. These dual-ended earplugs were meant to offer two levels of protection: one side to block all noise and the other to allow for communication while still shielding against harmful sounds.
However, allegations have surfaced that 3M was aware of defects in the earplugs' design yet continued to supply them to the military. These defects reportedly caused the earplugs to loosen in the ear canal, ultimately failing to provide the promised level of protection. As a result, thousands of servicemembers and veterans have experienced hearing damage.
The lawsuit against 3M alleges that the company knowingly provided defective earplugs to the military, putting the hearing health of our servicemembers and veterans at risk. Plaintiffs in the case argue that 3M was not only negligent in their design and manufacturing process but also failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions regarding the earplugs' proper use.
The plaintiffs in this lawsuit are seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their hearing loss and tinnitus. Additionally, they are demanding that 3M be held accountable for their actions and the harm they have caused to those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation.
Moms Justice stands with the service members and veterans affected by this lawsuit. We believe that the companies providing equipment to our military should be held to the highest standards, ensuring the safety and well-being of those who put their lives on the line for our country. We will continue to follow this lawsuit closely and offer our support to the families seeking justice.
The 3M Combat Arms earplugs lawsuit is a sobering reminder that we must hold corporations accountable for their products' safety, especially when designed for use by our military personnel. As we continue to monitor this case and advocate for the rights of servicemembers and veterans, we encourage our readers to share this information and join us in the pursuit of justice.