Why Victims of Defective Earplugs in the Military Should Hire a Defective Product Attorney
Double-ended earplugs were issues by the US military to thousands of soldier who were in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan between the years 2003 and 2015. But the earplugs were defective and so many were left with full or partial hearing loss or tinnitus.
If you have served in the military and were given these combat earplugs, and you are now experiencing hearing problems, then you need a product defect lawyer to help you. You should look for a lawyer with the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. The good thing is that you don’t pay anything until your case is won since most product defect attorneys work on contingency basis. Otherwise, you don’t pay anything. This they call the no fee guarantee.
The original design of the dual-ended earplug was to give protection to the soldier’s ears in two layers. One of the layers of protection blocks out the noise while the other side protects the eardrums from the impact of gunfire and explosions.
The design of the earplugs, however, were shown to be defective. These earplugs were too short for proper insertion in the ears. Because of this, the earplugs were not able to protect the eardrum because they were always dislodging.
Military personnel are susceptible to serious hearing damages without adequate ear protection. Those soldiers stationed in combat zones are continually bombarded with loud sounds from gunfire and explosions to heavy machinery and aircraft.
A lot of soldiers had use these earplugs when they were still active. Most of these soldier are now experiencing tinnitus or partial or full hearing loss.
With this case, the company that had manufactured these defective earplugs had paid millions of dollars to the US military which directly benefits the military personnel who have suffered hearing loss from these earplugs.
If you have suffered hearing damage due to using these defective earplugs during your military service, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain, and suffering and all the other ways your injuries have cost you.
If you wish to bring a claim, then you should show that you serve in the US Armed Forces between 2003 and 2015, you were issued these defective earplugs during your military service, and you now suffer from tinnitus or permanent hearing loss. You can still claim compensation for your hearing loss due to the defective earplugs even if you are now receiving disability benefits from the military.
If you find a good attorney, then he will help you, an injury victim, to get your life back on track after your injury. Choose a lawyer that has the experience and resources necessary to help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.