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3M Defective Earplug Lawsuits in Greenville

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The 3M Company was contracted by the government to manufacture combat earplugs, which were meant to serve the purpose of protecting the ears of soldiers from extremely loud noises encountered on the battlefield. Sadly, the earplugs that were sold to the military were defective, causing injury to many users.

The earplugs in question did not properly enclose the opening of the ear, resulting in hearing and balance loss issues and subsequent lawsuits against 3M.

The majority of these lawsuits have been filed by individuals who served in the military between the years of 2003 and 2015. According to Military Times, 3M was allegedly aware of the earplug defects since 2000, and negligently continued to produce and distribute the product.

Injuries Caused By Use of Defective 3M Earplugs

The use of 3M defective earplugs by members of the military resulted in a multitude of ear injuries, including:

  • Hearing loss: Exposure to loud noises can impair the hearing ability of users. Some cases have resulted in complete deafness.
  • Tinnitus: Tinnitus is a constant or recurring ringing in the ear that can be caused by loud sounds.
  • Loss of balance: The organs in the inner ear are the site of the body’s balance system — hair cells and fluid in the ear react to movement and send signals to the brain. When the inner ear systems are disturbed by loud sounds, this can disrupt the balance mechanisms and contribute to balance issues following the noise exposure.

Contact Christian & Christian to Schedule a Free Consultation

Many members of our military and their families have suffered due to the carelessness of 3M. At Christian & Christian, our Greenville defective earplug attorneys are committed to recovering the compensation victims deserve. Consultations are completely free and confidential.

Contact us today to discuss the details of your case. Call (864) 408-8890 or provide your information through the form on our website, and we will get back to you shortly.

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