According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a defense contractor, 3M, has paid $9.1 million to resolve a defective earplug lawsuit alleging that it sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2 earplugs to the military from 2003 to 2015. The now-discontinued 3M CAEv2 earplugs were reportedly standard-issue for military servicemembers deploying to Afghanistan or Iraq from 2003 to 2015. The defective earplugs may have caused significant hearing loss in military veterans. Current and former military servicemembers who served after 2003 may be entitled to compensation from 3M for their hearing loss.
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DOJ Resolves Defective Ear Plugs Lawsuit against 3M
In a whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of the DOJ, a qui tam relator brought forth allegations that 3M and its predecessor corporation, Aero Technologies, knew about the design defect since 2000, when the combat earplugs failed safety testing. Yet, suit alleged, 3M continued selling the CAEv2 earplugs to the Defense Logistics Agency, which supplies equipment to U.S. troops.
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