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3M Defective Earplug Attorneys in McAllen

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Veterans and active military members are filing lawsuits against 3M, alleging that earplugs the company developed were defective and led to hearing loss and tinnitus. Many more claims against 3M are expected to be filed, prompting attorneys in Texas to file motions to have all cases heard by one judge.

If you are an active military member or veteran who was issued the Combat Arms Earplugs, version 2 (CAEv2) and suffered hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit to hold the company responsible for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims of defective products recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Call us today at (956) 606-3800 to discuss your case.

About the Defective Design of 3M Earplugs

Between 2003 and 2015, military members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were issued 3M’s dual-ended CAEv2. The earplugs were designed to offer two levels of hearing protection: If one end was inserted into the ear, all noise was blocked; if the other end was inserted, high-level sounds were blocked while low-level sounds like voices could be heard.

Unfortunately, because of a flawed design, the earplugs did not work as intended. The stems were too short to be properly inserted into the ear, and they could slip out unbeknownst to the soldier, exposing them to harsh combat noises that damaged the ear.

3M Paid $9.1 Million to Settle Lawsuit Allegations

In 2016, a lawsuit was filed against 3M, claiming that the company and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc., knew the earplugs were defective but did not disclose this information to the Defense Logistics Agency before selling the earplugs to the agency. 3M paid $9.1 million to settle the allegations, but it did not admit liability for the defective design.

We Go Up Against Large Companies for You

When a company designs and distributes a product that causes harm to the people who use it, that company can be held financially responsible for damages that resulted. Backed by over 40 years of experience, our McAllen defective product attorneys have been able to recover millions of dollars for injured victims, and we are prepared to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case. When you work with us, you can be confident you will receive top-quality representation to guide you through the complexities of your case.

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