Did 3M Betray Troops With Defective Earplugs?
Whistleblower allegations have been revealed stating that 3M, a defense contractor, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the military from 2003 to 2015. The now-discontinued dual-ended 3M CAEv2 combat earplugs were reportedly standard-issue for military service members from 2003 to 2015.
The defective earplugs may have caused significant hearing loss in military veterans. This includes combat veterans who did tours in Afghanistan or Iraq and those who served stateside but were still routinely exposed to the loud noises the earplugs were supposed to block.
Current and former military service members who served any time from 2003 to 2015 may be entitled to compensation from 3M for their hearing loss or tinnitus.
It does not matter whether your VA claim for hearing loss was denied. Whether you have a VA rating or not, you may still be entitled to compensation from 3M if your hearing was affected by their defective earplugs.
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