The maximum disability rating the VA assigns to veterans with hearing loss is usually 30%
Between 2003 and 2015, numerous members of the military serving in combat areas were provided with the defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs, which had a faulty design, with the part that should have been fitted in the ear canal being too short.
Therefore, they were not completely protected against the loud noises they would regularly be exposed to, which now places them at high risk of developing a form of hearing impairment, including partial or permanent hearing loss.
However, if you are a veteran who struggles with hearing loss after using the faulty product, you can file a claim with the VA to receive monthly disability compensation. A lawyer with vast experience in this area of practice can greatly help you file a claim, as the process is quite complex and requires solid evidence for your claim to be approved.
If you are a veteran who came to suffer from hearing loss as a result of using defective earplugs, you can file a claim both with 3M, the responsible company, and with the VA with the assistance of one of our skillful attorneys. The only documents you will need to send your attorney are your military records and your medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim. Eventually, you will receive the compensation you deserve from 3M and from the VA if you choose to work with our resourceful legal team.