Our country’s service members are the best in the world. And that is not just us proudly saying that; Business Insider has ranked the top 25 militaries in the world and the United States is first based on a number of factors. One of those factors is the fact that the United States spends over $500 billion more on defense than the second place finisher, Russia. So a reasonable person would expect that our military personnel would be outfitted with the best equipment but that is not always the case.
Recently, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) settled a case with 3M for $9.1 million dollars because the DOJ alleged 3M had knowingly supplied our soldiers with defective combat ear plugs that could result in hearing loss, tinnitus and other problems. If you or a loved one is a current or former military member, we urge you to read on to find out more about the defective earplugs, who was affected by the defective earplugs and what you should do if you are experiencing problems with your hearing. Continue reading