3M Earplug Litigation in Houston, TX
Hold 3M Accountable with The Webster Law Firm
In 2006, the U.S. government entered into a contract with 3M. The Minnesota-based
company provided the military with approximately 15,000 Dual-Ended Combat
Arms™ Earplugs per year at a guaranteed price
of $9 million annually. According to 3M, the earplugs would allow users to hear commands while
blocking out harmful noise.
Unfortunately, the dual-ended earplugs were defective, and U.S. veterans
who used 3M’s products between 2003 and 2015 were left with tinnitus,
hearing, loss, and loss of balance.
Because 3M knew about the defects and put profits over U.S. service members,
many veterans are coming forward with lawsuits against the company. So
far, 3M has gone to court for 8 lawsuits and lost 5 of them. In the most
recent trial, jurors in Tallahassee, Florida awarded the plaintiff
$7.5 million in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages.
3M is currently facing more than 272,000 lawsuits, and more service members
and Veterans come forward every day.
If you have lost your hearing or developed tinnitus or balance problems
as a result of using defective 3M earplugs, The Webster Law Firm can help
you join the 3M earplug litigation in Houston, Texas.
Call us at (713) 396-5197 for a free consultation.
Hearing Loss in U.S. Veterans
Hearing problems, including tinnitus and hearing loss, are
the most prevalent service-connected disability among American veterans. These problems can interfere with veterans’
jobs and mental health. Tinnitus, which is a perceived ringing in the
ear, has been linked to anxiety and depression, as it reminds veterans
of the traumatic sounds they faced on the battlefield.
3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs were designed to block out these
harmful sounds, but they failed. Instead of pulling the earplugs from
the market when it became aware of these issues, 3M continued to knowingly
sell defective earplugs.
Our 3M earplug litigation attorneys in Houstoncan help you hold the company accountable for its wrongdoing.
How Were the Earplugs Defective?
3M earplugs easily and undetectably loosened in service members’
ears, leaving them exposed to loud sounds as if they were wearing no earplugs
at all. The earplugs also failed to fulfill their promise of letting soldiers
hear commands while blocking out harmful noises.
The U.S. government sued 3M under the False Claims Act and recovered $9.1
million, and many service members and veterans have filed personal injury lawsuitsunder products liabilitylaws.
How Can The Webster Law Firm Help?
The Webster Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients,
and we can help you, too. We know the impact that hearing problems can
have on your life, and we can help you offset your losses by recovering
compensation from 3M.
If you served in the military between 2003 and 2015, used 3M earplugs,
and suffered tinnitus, hearing loss, or loss of balance, we can help you
recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Hearing aids
- Surgery and medication
- Speech therapists
- And more
You don’t pay anything unless we win your case, and The Webster Law
Firm offers personalized service in Houston, throughout Texas, and nationwide.
We have over 120 years of collective legal experience, and our award-winning
legal team will not get tired of fighting for you.
Ready to learn more? Call us at (713) 396-5197 or send us a message onlineto schedule your free consultation today.