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Can I still file a claim with 3M if I receive disability compensation from the VA?

Yes. Veterans are eligible for compensation both from 3M and the VA. Thereby, if you seek compensation from the liable company, you can still receive disability compensation from the VA.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Veterans injured by the defective 3M earplugs can receive compensation from multiple sources

If you already receive disability compensation from the VA for hearing impairment, you can still file a claim with 3M, the company responsible for the manufacturing of Combat Arms earplugs. Receiving disability compensation from the VA does not disqualify you from filing a claim with 3M. This way, you can recover compensation from both sources for your hearing impairment. Because the military was receiving 15,000 earplugs packages every year between 2003 and 2015, millions of members of the military may have been injured by their defective product. Furthermore, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, veterans who served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom are 4 times more likely to develop a hearing problem than the general population as a result of the use of the defective earplugs, as they were constantly exposed to loud noises without complete protection. With the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in this area of practice, you will recover the maximum compensation available from 3M, as they have a resourceful legal team that will gather all the necessary evidence to prepare your claim for submission.

If you developed tinnitus or hearing loss as a result of using the defective earplugs, we strongly encourage you to take legal action by contacting our skillful attorneys, who have provided assistance to hundreds of veterans in your situation until now. More and more veterans come to struggle with hearing impairment as a consequence of using the defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs and not only filing a claim with the negligent company will help you recover the financial compensation you deserve, but will also hold the manufacturer liable for the faulty design of their product. After claim submission, you will recover fair compensation for your hearing impairment within several months to one year, depending on the severity of your health problem and on how many claims 3M has to process. For additional information, please contact our law firm and we will gladly answer all your questions.

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