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What makes the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs defective?

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Help with Lawsuits Related to Defective Combat Arms Earplugs

The earplugs in question, the now-discontinued Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2, or CAEv2, were specifically designed to protect from the range of damaging noises encountered in military service, from constant engine noises such as those from tracked vehicles or helicopters, to sudden, loud noises, such as those from explosive devices. The “selective attenuation” military earplugs utilize a rocker switch to rapidly switch between modes to offer protection against both constant and acute noises such as:

Open/Weapons Fire mode: When the rocker cover is open, leaving the hole exposed, Combat Arms Earplugs were supposed to protect from loud impulse noises from battlefield or training explosions

Closed/Constant Protection mode: When the rocker cover is in the closed position, 3M earplugs were supposed to protect from ongoing loud engine noises. This mode is most similar to regular civilian earplugs.

3M’s military earplugs are only effective when a tight seal is maintained. The shaft of the earplug is not long enough for some ear canals; as a result, the dual-ended earplugs can shift imperceptibly, loosening the seal. The earplugs still look and feel as though they are properly in place, yet they are permitting damaging sounds into the ear canal. Combat Arms Earplug defects ultimately caused thousands of servicemen and women to suffer partial or total hearing loss and exposed millions more to a risk of military hearing loss and tinnitus between 2003 and 2015.

Hiring a Defective Combat Arms Earplugs Lawyer

Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire has over 27 years of legal experience and only represents injured people and their families. His legal team and associated counsel can handle a 3M earplug lawsuit anywhere in the United States, including its territories. We do not charge anything upfront nor are there any monthly bills for the legal work performed. Attorney’s fees and costs are only due if there is a court award or settlement; our 3M earplug law firm does not get paid until you do! Why burden yourself with the stress of litigation? We’ll take you thru step by step. Our staff is always a phone call, text or email away at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968), (954) 998-0075 Text or evan@attorney4life.com.

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