Posts Tagged 'combat arms earplugs'

3M Loses $22.5 Million Combat Arms Earplug Verdict

3M loses 22 million dollar combat arms earplugs lawsuitA federal jury in Florida has stood up for the men and women who serve their country when their government failed to do so. $22.5 million was awarded to an Army veteran who suffers from hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of 3M’s sale of faulty earplugs to the United States military. The amount is the largest yet awarded in a litigation that still ...

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First 3M Earplugs Lawsuit Leads to $6 Million Verdict

3M loses big in first combat arms earplug trial3M executives must have been thrilled when the whistleblower lawsuit that exposed their sale of defective earplugs to the United States military led to a paltry $9 million fine. For a company whose revenue exceeds $30 billion per year, the fine was essentially a refund of the contract price with no consequences for the deception.

The party, however, appears to be coming to an end as the first ...

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3M Earplug Trials Set to Start

largest MDL in US history underway as 3M combat arms earplug trials get underwayA paltry settlement with the United States government has set the stage for one of the largest mass torts in United States history as hundreds of thousands of customers of 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs – most of them military veterans – seek to hold the company responsible for knowingly selling a defective product to the US government.

It wasn’t until a whistleblower came forward ...

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Hundreds of Additional Veterans Join 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuits

3M faces civil lawsuits after paltry settlement with US governmentWhen a whistleblower came forward to inform the US government that 3M was knowingly selling faulty earplugs to the military, one has to assume they were hoping for some matter of consequence to be enforced against the company. The constant barrage of noises encountered by servicemen and women caused by everything from loud engines to bomb explosions and gunfire can do great damage to their hearing ...

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New Civil Suits Filed Against 3M for Earplug Fraud

civil suits filed against 3m over faulty earplugsTwo United States Army veterans have filed civil suits against 3M for injuries they’ve sustained as a result of the corporation’s design and manufacturing of faulty earplugs and then knowingly selling them to the US government.

Earlier this year, 3M settled with the government after a whistleblower contacted officials and informed them that not only was it buying faulty earplugs to protect the hearing of its ...

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3M Fined for Selling Faulty Earplugs to US Military

3M fined for selling faulty earplugs to the US militaryExplosions. Engines. Artillery. Gunfire. These are just a few of the things that members of the United States military are exposed to on a regular basis that generate sounds loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage. In an attempt to mitigate some of that damage, the military provides earplugs to those that need them.

Hearing protection has evolved considerably over the years. Far from simply stuffing some foam ...

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