This page contains answers to the most frequently-asked questions regarding army hearing loss lawsuits from California residents. Our attorneys serving California are also happy to speak with you individually to answer your questions and help you explore your legal options.
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Any person or family member of a person in California who served in the armed forces after 2003 and now suffers from hearing loss may be eligible to make a claim by filing an army earplug lawsuit against 3M.
We are committed to representing all persons in California involved in a defective earplug lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. To access your free, no-obligation consultation, use the online chat feature or contact form on this site. One of our lawyers handling army hearing loss lawsuits for California residents who used defective 3M earplugs will contact you to answer any of your questions.
California earplug defect claims against 3M are likely to be consolidated as MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each California plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages they incurred. This process increases the efficiency of processing vast numbers of cases against a corporation, all related to one dangerous product – defective army earplugs that were used by millions of United States servicepeople over more than a decade – while preserving the details of each case. Our attorneys anticipate California plaintiffs will receive significant compensation based on their individual degree of suffering.
Most states have army earplug lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all veterans that developed hearing loss as a result of defective 3M earplugs will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your California claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys serving California residents will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.
For armed forces members from California who were deployed to conflict areas, there are two major threats for hearing loss:
Exposure to either of these classes of noise while wearing defective 3M earplugs can result in hearing loss. The shaft of the earplugs is too short for some ear canals; when this is the case, the device can shift imperceptibly and leave a combatant exposed to hearing loss without their knowledge.
No, your disability compensation will not change for resident of California who file an army earplug lawsuit. Defective army earplugs lawsuits for California hearing loss for will be filed against the manufacturer, 3M, and not against the government or the military. The purpose of filing a California army hearing loss claim is to hold 3M accountable for selling a defective product and putting countless California servicepeople like yourself or your loved one at risk.
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even lifelong, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.