After facing so many deadly threats, the men and women of our military should not have to worry about suffering hearing problems because a simple product failed to work as promised. Sadly, many active service members and veterans have reported auditory and balance difficulties because Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, made by 3M, did not provide suitable protection. Even an isolated incident of weapon noise during training might have triggered long-term harm. Because these earplugs were used for more than a decade in Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat zones, the potential for widespread, permanent damage is significant.
With offices in the Carolinas and Virginia, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban combines an outstanding history of achievement in defective product cases with a demonstrated commitment to securing justice for armed service members and veterans. If you’ve experienced pain, ringing in the ears, loss of balance or other hearing difficulty after using earplugs to guard against military weapon noise, we’ll advise you if legal relief is available.
After a whistleblower reported the Combat Arms Earplugs defective, 3M paid more than $9 million to the Department of Defense but did not offer compensation to the service members suffering harm. Victims are still pursuing reimbursement for medical costs, lost wages, pain and permanent harm they’ve endured. Our litigators fight for full damages on behalf of people who meet the following conditions:
We realize that you might not recall the specific type of earplugs that you used while on active duty, but if the symptoms seem familiar, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to get the investigation process started. Alternatively, if you suspect you might have hearing difficulties but haven’t yet identified a cause or received medical attention, we’ll outline the steps you can take to assert your rights. Our aggressive litigators have a long track record success taking on large manufacturers and winning millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for men and women who have served our country.
Founded by attorneys with extensive military experience, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban advocates for veterans and active service members in cases arising from defective earplug injuries and other matters. Please call (877) 428-1122 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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