Our attorneys are investigating claims related to the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs and the resulting hearing loss and tinnitus reported by members of the United States Military. Military personnel who have sustained hearing loss and/or tinnitus resulting from the use of Combat Arms Earplugs may be entitled to compensation.
In July of 2018, 3M Corporation, the makers of the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, agreed to settle a qui tam lawsuit with the United States government for $9.1 million. The lawsuit brought by the United States alleged that 3M knowingly supplied the United States Military with defective earplugs for over a decade. The lawsuit alleged that 3M falsified test results and covered-up the fact that the dual-ended earplugs could loosen, allowing hearing damage to occur in the wearer. Thousands of soldiers were supplied with 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs between 2003 to 2015.