How Do We Know 3M May Be At Fault?
The allegations about 3M’s misconduct with regards to faulty combat earplugs were made public in relation to a qui tam, or whistleblower, lawsuit introduced by a company called Moldex on behalf of the U.S. government. Moldex is a California-based and family-owned business that also sells combat earplugs for the military. In the process of developing their own version of the product, Moldex discovered evidence of misconduct on the part of 3M and disclosed incriminating information about CAEv2 dangerous design flaws.
Litigation initiated by Moldex came to an end in July 2018 and resulted in a settlement in which 3M refused to admit to any misconduct but agreed to pay $9.1 million to the military branches to settle the allegations. While this lawsuit was resolved without a trial, veterans suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus are now entitled to file individual claims against 3M alleging that the company knowingly exposed millions of servicemen and servicewomen to injury risk.
Are Idaho Veterans Affected?
According to the statistics, there are more than 118 thousand veterans living in the state of Idaho. More than 14% of them have participated in military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the past two decades, many were also deployed into other combat zones including Somalia, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Virtually any veteran who served in the military between 2003 and 2015 may have been unknowingly exposed to hearing damage and injury risk related to the faulty CAEv2 combat earplugs.
Litster Frost Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Represent Idaho Veterans
Litster Frost Injury Lawyers are ready to assist all Idaho veterans who may have been affected by 3M’s irresponsible behavior and suffered hearing damage as a result of the company’s defective earplugs. We are committed to delivering justice and closure to the injured veterans by holding 3M responsible for the damage caused, and by fighting for just and sufficient compensation for their losses.
If you are a veteran who is suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus that may have been caused by the CAEv2 earplugs’ design flaws, contact us without delay. We will provide the legal assistance you need to exercise your legal rights, help you file a claim against 3M and fight for your damages even before the court if that proves to be necessary. Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.
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