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3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit

While we are sure there is more than one attorney handling these claims, we were asked to get the word out.

Hey All, Robert (Bob) Webb is the point-man for Kaiser Gornick on the Lawsuit for service members who suffer hearing loss due to the use of the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs. Forward this to everyone you know who served combat arms from 2002-2015.

The DOD recently settled with 3M for $10 mil. compensation for these faulty earplugs. Kaiser Gornick is now reaching out to those of us who were directly affected through the use of the 3M Combat Earplugs. If you think there is the slightest possibility that you were affected by the use of these plugs; it would behoove you to get on board NOW.  There is a high probability of compensation.  Bob says he will require you to fill out a two page document.  Pretty simple.  

Bob writes:

As we discussed, Kaiser Gornick is representing men and women who used the 3M Combat Arms earplugs while serving in the U.S. military between 2002 – 2015, and who have been diagnosed with tinnitus or hearing loss. These earplugs were standard issue during those years and have been proven to be defective – they afforded no noise cancelling protection to the service men and women who used them. Please feel free to forward this email to any of your friends who fit the profile – I’d like to discuss how we can help. The direct number below rings to my cell if I’m away from my desk, so I’m reachable any time. Thanks brother!

Bob’s contact information is:

Bob Webb
Kaiser Gornick LLP
100 Pringle Ave, Suite 310
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

415-857-7475 (Direct)

262-488-0789 (Cell)

rwebb@kaisergornick.com

28 Responses to “3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit”

  1. RFfromNOVA says:

    It’s called a VA claim. F@!k the lawyers. Sorry. I don’t see this as a way to help ceterans at all. The VA is very liberal with providing disability for hearing loss. This about enriching some law firm.

    • Mick says:

      Can’t speak specifically about this lawyer or case, but generally members of a class provide no up-front costs in a class-action lawsuit, except for the “class representative” (that’s usually the initial group of people who help them kick off the case in the first place).
      If you used those (which I did) and have hearing loss (which I do) it’s worth an email or phone call.

      • straps says:

        I don’t see how accepting a piece of a class-action settlement affects VA determinations.

        With respect to hearing, my father is a triple-dipper retiree who started out in Naval Aviation so he has a VA determination, yet hearing aids are the ONLY product he’s had to go out of pocket on. You’re talking THOUSANDS of dollars for a decent set.

        One of the merits of participating in this is that “the market” is working–someone put a product on that market that they KNEW didn’t work as they HOPED nobody would notice…

      • Bob Webb says:

        Here’s a link to Kaiser Gornick’s website regarding the 3M Combat Arms earplugs lawsuit that provides information about the 3M Earplug case and about our firm:

        https://www.kaisergornick.com/practice-areas/combat-ear-plugs/index.html

        The bottom line is, if you were deployed in combat zones between 2003 – 2015, used the 3M plugs, and tinnitus or hearing loss is documented in your medical records, you may be entitled to compensation. We are handling these as individual cases on a contingency fee basis against 3M – NOT A CLASS ACTION. We don’t get paid unless we get a settlement for our client, and there is never any cost to the client. If we obtain a settlement for you from 3M, your VA benefits are not affected in any way.

        Feel free to call, text, or email me if you want to discuss this. Regards,

        Bob Webb
        Kaiser Gornick LLP
        100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 310
        Walnut Creek, California 94596
        415-857-7475 (Direct)
        262-488-0789 (Mobile)

    • Bob says:

      Not everyone can file a va claim genius take it from me. I cant

    • Bob Webb says:

      Here’s a link to Kaiser Gornick’s Google website regarding the 3M Combat Arms earplugs lawsuit that provides information about the 3M Earplug case and about our firm:

      https://www.kaisergornick.com/practice-areas/combat-ear-plugs/index.html

      The bottom line is, if you were deployed in combat zones between 2003 – 2015, used the 3M plugs, and tinnitus or hearing loss is documented in your medical records, you may be entitled to compensation. We are handling these as individual cases on a contingency fee basis against 3M – NOT a class action. We don’t get paid unless we get a settlement for our client, and there is never any cost to the client. If we obtain a settlement for you from 3M, your VA benefits are not affected in any way.

      Feel free to call, text, or email me if you want to discuss this. Regards,

      Bob Webb
      Kaiser Gornick LLP
      100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 310
      Walnut Creek, California 94596
      415-857-7475 (Direct)
      262-488-0789 (Mobile)

  2. Stash says:

    if someone who served in this timeframe already has a disability rating for tinnitus or hearing loss, is there any benefit in participating in the class action suit?

    • Bob Webb says:

      Yes. This is not a class action. We are handling these as individual cases on a contingency fee basis against 3M – NOT a class action. We don’t get paid unless we get a settlement for our client, and there is never any cost to the client. If we obtain a settlement for you from 3M, your VA benefits are not affected in any way.

      Call, text, or email me if you would like to discus. Thanks!

      Bob Webb
      Kaiser Gornick LLP
      100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 310
      Walnut Creek, California 94596
      415-857-7475 (Direct)
      262-488-0789 (Mobile)

  3. Kaos-1 says:

    Who out there actually wore them ? lmfao

    • Rob371 says:

      Lol. Was thinking the same thing!

    • lcpl1066 says:

      I did. I have hearing loss. I don’t know why that would make you ‘laugh your fucking ass off.’

      • Kaos-1 says:

        Yeah, I lost 70% of my hearing in my left ear. Can only hear high frequency.
        Better than being dead. I’d rather be able to hear the motar be fired out the tube and know it’s coming . Not to mention being able to hear commands in a firefight.

        • AbnMedOps says:

          So now, with a (partially self-induced) 70% deficiency, how’s that hearing the mortar and commands working for you? Are you at the end of your deployable career yet?

          I am curious though, as to why you can still hear high-frequency, as that is usually the first to go.

          • Kaos-1 says:

            I got out in ‘10.
            3 tours and a divorce was enough for me.
            And as for the freq, hell if I know, I’m not a doc, doc.

          • Miclo18d says:

            High mid and low frequencies are lost for different reasons. I lost midrange frequencies in my left ear due to an over pressure injury. It ruptured the eardrum and damaged nerves in the cochlea. I have trouble hearing people talk on that side because people talk using midrange frequencies. High and low….no problems. It depends on where the nerve damage occurs.

    • Miclo18d says:

      I did, they are some of the best earplugs I’ve used and I still use them to shoot. What do you wear? lmfao

  4. Jim says:

    Interesting, we, the Brits were issued these as well…
    I’ve copied a link to this page amongst my colleagues

  5. Jim says:

    Interesting, I’ve shared a link to this herein the UK as we were Issued these as well

  6. Some_guy says:

    As a civilian, should I stop using these on the range? I wear mine green side in around mostly common calibers for both indoor and outdoor shooting.

  7. Jacob says:

    You can file your claim on earplugclaim.com

  8. Bob Webb says:

    In case anybody missed it, here’s a link to a Military Times article from July 2018 about the whistleblower lawsuit that blew the lid off 3M’s corporate greed at the expense of 100s of thousands of service men and women:

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/07/26/company-to-pay-9-million-after-allegedly-selling-defective-combat-earplugs-to-us-military/

    Thanks to all who have contacted me for help with claims against 3M. Feel free to give me a call, text, or email me if you have questions or want to learn more about pursuing a claim for hearing loss or tinnitus if you used these defective plugs.

    Bob Webb
    Kaiser Gornick LLP
    100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 310
    Walnut Creek, California 94596
    415-857-7475 (Direct)
    262-488-0789 (Mobile)

  9. Myself says:

    I’m under the impression that blood sucking lawyers will only be able to take nearly 60% of what should be my compensation. I think my best bet is to wait until all the dodo birds give there money’s to the bloodsuckers. I will wait until it is a settled class action suit, yes I will have to pay up front. What the blood suckers don’t tell you is that they will only get moneys for filing the appropriate paperwork. They won’t get 60% of my entitlement… so beware of money grubbing theives…. lmao… the things we served our country for