Have you used the dual-sided Combat Arms™ Earplugs (CAEv2) during your time in the military? If so, then you might be entitled to compensation.
3M was found to provide these defective earplugs that caused hearing loss and tinnitus among veterans and active-duty military personnel.
3M’s $50 Million Earplug Appeal on Shaky Ground
In June 2023, 3M Co. challenged a $50 million ruling concerning their CAEv2 earplugs, contending they should be shielded from liability as a government contractor while also introducing new questions about causation and military fitting and instruction responsibilities. However, it’s widely believed that the appellate court will likely uphold the $50 million granted to U.S. Army veteran Luke Vilsmeyer, indicating that 3M’s attempt to appeal could fail.
Jury Awards Record $13.1M in 3M Earplugs Case
In September 2023, a Tallahassee jury granted a claimant $13.1 million in the 3M earplugs legal battle, representing the most significant and influential judgment thus far in the litigation. This hefty sum comprised over $12 million specifically for punitive damages.
3M Proven to Have Falsified Earplug Safety Results
Whistleblower litigation led by the Department of Justice has disclosed that 3M, along with its previous entity Aearo, knew about their earplugs’ defects as far back as 2000. Allegations suggest that the company manipulated test results and certifications to state that the earplugs met military safety standards inaccurately.
These revelations affirm that both 3M and Aearo were aware of the issues but chose to falsify documentation to meet compliance norms.
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Aearo was aware of the problem but chose not to inform the troops, resulting in hearing issues for many veterans.
Were you a military service member who used CAEv2 earplugs? You may be entitled to significant compensation.
Get in touch with us today and let us help you get the 3M earplug lawsuit compensation you deserve.
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