If you have been diagnosed with hearing damage or tinnitus after using Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

3M Combat Arms Earplugs


Thousands of military personnel stationed in combat zones from 2003-2015 were provided Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), manufactured by 3M and its predecessor Aearo Technologies. They were designed with dual ends for 2 levels of noise protection.

Due to a design defect, the earplugs gradually loosened and allowed noise to bypass the earplug, leading to permanent hearing loss or tinnitus in some service members.

In July 2018, 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations by the United States Department of Justice that they knowingly sold the Combat Arms Earplugs without disclosing the issue and without compensating individual military personnel who were harmed by these devices.

We are investigating 3M Combat Arms Earplugs on behalf of military personnel impacted by serious and permanent hearing damage or tinnitus.  If you served between 2003 and 2015, and suffered hearing loss or tinnitus, you may have a claim.

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