Attorney Robert Cowan of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC was recently featured on St. Louis TV Network regarding the 3M military earplug litigation occurring across the country. Cowan was court-appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the 3M earplug coordinated litigation by U.S. District Judge Catherine “Casey” Rodgers. He is helping to oversee hundreds of thousands of claims filed by service members nationwide.
Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is honored to continue its fight on behalf of those that have sustained hearing loss or tinnitus after wearing 3M earplugs. Attorney Cowan, a partner with BCH Law, continues to provide invaluable service to those who have suffered injury or harm. Individuals who believe that they have a hearing-related injury after wearing Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) manufactured by 3M are encouraged to contact our office at (888) 367-7160.
Attorney Cowan was recently featured on NBC 5 News as a source familiar with the 3M military earplugs lawsuits. As noted in the article, Cowan is a court-appointed attorney with Bailey Cowan Heckaman, who is overseeing litigation related to 3M earplug lawsuits nationwide. As of now, an astounding 290,000 active service members and veterans have filed claims against the earplug manufacturer, claiming that the product contained a dangerous defect.
Many service members allege that they suffered severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing-related issues after wearing the combat earplugs. According to complaints filed against the manufacturer, the earplugs were defectively designed. The design was too short, preventing a snug, protective fit in the ear canal. The earplugs subject to claims were used between 2003 and 2015 in combat or military training exercises.
Currently, 3M has paid millions to individuals who have taken their cases to trial. According to NBC News, the earplug manufacturer had paid out a total of $220 million to compensate victims for their losses. Attorneys with BCH Law filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of an Iraq War veteran who suffered hearing loss and tinnitus connected to the alleged defective design of the 3M combat earplugs.
Previously, the Minnesota-based company agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it “knowingly sold” defective earplugs to the United States military. The settlement resolved allegations that the manufacturer violated the False Claims Act by selling the defective product to the Defense Logistics Agency.
Active duty service members and veterans who suffered hearing loss, tinnitus, or hearing-related issues after wearing 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) are encouraged to contact our office at (888) 367-7160. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services.
It is strongly recommended that individuals with potential cases act quickly as there is only a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages against 3M. If you sustained injury after wearing 3M military earplugs during combat or military training exercises between 2003 and 2015, you might be entitled to compensation. Call our office now to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.