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3M Combat Arms Earplugs: Information Veterans Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice Announced 3M Will Pay $9.1 million for Defective Earplugs In July 2018, 3M settled allegations that the company had violated the False Claims Act by knowingly selling defective earplugs to the U.S. government. While this settlement required 3M to pay the U.S. government $9.1 million, it did not require 3M…

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3M settlement shows how little we care if veterans come home whole

Members of the armed forces for the United States military set a standard for performance unlike any the world has ever known. For those who serve in theaters of war, it often costs them the maximum. All give some; few come home the same. Our country has taken great strides to improve how we care…

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The Law Offices of Peter Angelos Announce Lawsuit Filed Against Military Earplug Manufacturer on Behalf of Hundreds of Veterans

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos became a household name locally in Maryland and throughout the legal community nationally for pioneering two of the largest mass torts in American history. The first was on behalf of thousands of steelworkers and tradesmen against the asbestos industry, resulting in what was at one time the largest ruling…

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Understanding the 3M™ Lawsuits  

If you are a veteran or active duty service member who was issued 3M™  Combat Arms Earplugs between 2003 and 2015, you may have been issued a defective product that contributed to hearing loss or impairment. Why Are Lawsuits Being Filed? Between 2002 and 2015, thousands of U.S. service members were issued 3M™ Dual-Ended Combat…

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Lawsuits Filed for Defective Combat Earplugs

Lawsuits have been filed against Minnesota-based 3M Company—manufacturer of the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2)—knowingly sold defective earplugs for use in armed combat, placing soldiers at a higher risk of developing hearing disabilities. 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Were Used in All Military Conflict from 2003-2015 3M Combat Arms earplugs were designed for use in combat…

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3M to Pay $9.1 Million as Settlement for Alleged Defective Combat Earplugs

Minnesota-based 3M Company, which is the sole provider of the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) to branches of the military, paid $9.1 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly sold defective earplugs for use in armed combat, placing soldiers at a higher risk of developing hearing disabilities. 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Were Used in…

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3M™ Defective Combat Arms Earplugs Allegations

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that 3M Company, exclusive provider of the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) to certain branches of the military, agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs that did not work as expected, thus putting soldiers at a higher risk…

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