Thousands of current military service members and veterans may become entitled to receive financial compensation in a 3M defective earplug lawsuit that caused tinnitus and hearing loss.
Defective Government-Issued Dual-Ended Military Earplugs Has Led to Hearing Loss
Soldiers are subject to very loud noises, especially the ones in war zones. In fact, as per a report released by the Veterans Benefits Administration, over 1.3 million veterans received hearing loss disability compensation in 2020. Further, 2.3 million veterans received compensation for tinnitus. Active-duty service members are supplied hearing protection as a mandatory issue by the US military supplies.
Unfortunately, years passed before it was discovered that the earplug devices manufactured by 3M were defective. Servicemen and women were not informed about potential problems with the earplugs. In particular, they were not told that the earplugs were not protecting them from loud noises. As a result, several thousands of serving men and women have developed tinnitus and loss of hearing.