Lawsuit Alleges Hearing Loss In Military Service Members As A Result Of Defective Earplugs.

As a society that consumes products at an ever increasing rate, we place a lot of trust in the manufacturers of these products to ensure that they are safe for consumption. Generally, this means that we want the products to be free from any defects that may cause unintended injuries. As a result, product manufacturers have a duty to make their products safe for their consumers before marketing them. However, manufacturers frequently fail, and consumer injury results. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

In late March, former Green Beret Johnathan Frew filed a lawsuit against earplugs manufacturer 3M that alleges that the 32 year old’s poor hearing is a direct result of the use of 3M’s earplugs. Frew was diagnosed with hearing loss while on active duty. The alleged defect is a result of the earbud being too short for proper insertion, according to the lawsuit, leaving the eardrum vulnerable to injury.

Military service members undergo training that requires them to hold and fire weapons extremely close to their ears. As a result, it is crucial that they use earplugs that will prevent hearing loss. Hundreds of thousands of military service members were given 3M earplugs, and more than 300 lawsuits have been filed against the company in less than a year. 3M has denied the allegations, and plans to litigate. Frew is represented by attorney Robert Reardon, Jr. of The Reardon Lawfirm.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert product’s liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected] for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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