In a recent segment aired by KSDK Saint Louis, Amy Gunn of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. spoke with investigators working to determine if advertisements on social media regarding the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplug lawsuits were real. Recently, there has been an influx of advertisements stating veterans may qualify for compensation if they used the issued earplugs while in the military, between 2003 and 2015, and were later diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus. Amy, currently representing more than 300 veterans in the 3M Earplug litigation and speaking as an informed source to investigators, said the advertisements are “a very standard way to alert the public that there are lawsuits being filed that they may be eligible for.” Further, with fifteen trials having been completed, nine of which were Plaintiff wins totaling $220 million, advertisements will be increasingly common to make potential claimants aware of the lawsuits and to get qualified cases filed as soon as possible.
The 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplug Version 2 was an earplug supplied to the United States military for use domestically and abroad. This earplug, with green and yellow ends to demonstrate different capabilities, was found to be defective following a whistleblower complaint, criminal investigation, and now civil litigation. The earplug has been linked to injuries including hearing loss and tinnitus in servicemembers exposed to loud noises due to its inability to protect the wearer. Failure of the earplug and subsequent injury has caused nearly 300,000 servicemembers to file lawsuits and it is believed there are many more who qualify.
If you or a loved one used the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplug Version 2 between 2003 and 2015 and developed hearing loss or tinnitus, please contact the product liability attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. today for a free, confidential consultation. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. proudly stands by veterans and active members of the United States Military and will fight endlessly on their behalf for justice.