For Immediate Release – February 14, 2019
Houston attorneys Mo Aziz, of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, and Andrew Cobos, of Bell Rose & Cobos, have filed one hundred new lawsuits against 3M Company on behalf of veterans of the United States military.
These lawsuits, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas-Waco Division, focus on 3M Company, manufacturer of the dual-ended Combat Arms TM earplugs issued to veterans who served in the U.S. Military between 2003 and 2015. The lawsuits allege that 3M Company designed and manufactured the earplugs in a defective manner and failed to warn users of these defects or to provide proper instructions for their use, which has resulted in hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), and loss of balance in those who used 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms TM earplugs during their military service.
“Due to the widespread damage caused to veterans by 3M’s actions, these cases are just the tip of the iceberg of lawsuits that will be filed in order to hold 3M accountable,” according to Mr. Aziz.
At press time, Mr. Cobos, himself a combat veteran of the Iraq war, stated “It is an absolute disgrace that 3M would purposefully provide defective equipment to U.S. servicemembers, knowing that those servicemembers would rely on that defective equipment in combat. Their fraud resulted in lifelong injuries to America’s warriors. 3M’s actions cannot, and should not, be tolerated.”