$9.1MM settlement between U.S. DOJ and 3M to resolve allegations of defective earplugs will not be distributed directly to military personnel with hearing loss.
LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice, 3M company based out of Minnesota agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. Military. What is noteworthy about the settlement is that proceeds will not be distributed directly to military personnel who suffered permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus. However, Glen Lerner announced his legal team will pursue civil lawsuits on behalf of the injured to obtain compensation for hearing loss damages.
Legal Help for Soldiers Who Suffered Hearing Loss
3M company manufactured and sold millions of dollars’ worth of Dual Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency over an approximated 12 year timeframe. Subsequently, thousands of military personnel deployed both domestically and in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 – 2015 received these earplugs as standard issue equipment.
In the initial lawsuit, The Department of Justice alleged that 3M knew:
Earplugs were too short and did not fit well.
Earplugs were unable to effectively mitigate excessive noise as they would loosen in some user’s ears.
Due to these alleged product design defects, thousands of military personnel now reportedly suffer from complete or partial hearing loss and/or tinnitus.
Glen Lerner wants to make it clear that U.S. military personnel put at risk of injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. ”Members of our military put their lives at risk to protect our country from outside entities. First, they shouldn’t have to worry about potential risks of injury from the home front. Second, they should know that their long-term quality of life and care isn’t something that should be overlooked. That is why my legal team is prepared to pursue individual compensation claims for those suffering hearing loss and other damages due to the negligent acts of 3M.”
Military personnel who served between 2003-2015 were issued 3M earplugs during service and now have permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus are invited to contact Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys for a free defective combat earplug case evaluation. As time restrictions may apply, now is the time to discuss a potential case in pursuit of compensation for injuries and other damages. Call toll-free 1-800-GET-GLEN (1-800-438-4536), or submit a case review form online.
About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 40 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington, New Mexico, Tennessee,Illinois and Indiana. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys also have relationships and associations with attorneys across the country. These attorneys can also help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims and dangerous product lawsuits nationally, and represents criminal defense cases in Arizona.
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Source: EIN Presswire