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When And Where Should I File A Claim Against 3M?

When pursuing a defective ear plug claim against 3M for its Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2), you have at least two potential states you could file your lawsuit. The first state is the state where you used the defective Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2) and/or sustained your injuries. The second state is where 3M is headquartered. Each state has different laws on when a lawsuit against 3M for its Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2) has to be filed. In Ohio, the statute of limitations (time to file your lawsuit) for product liability and negligence claims is two years from the date that you knew or should have known that the Combat Arms Earplugs caused your hearing loss or tinnitus. In Minnesota, however, where 3M is headquartered, the statute of limitations is 6 years for negligence claims and 4 years for product claims alleging strict liability.

The Underlying Whistleblower Lawsuit Against 3M

On May 12, 2016, Moldex-Metric, Inc. ("Moldex"), in the name of the United States Government, filed a lawsuit against 3M company for false statements it made to the government regarding the safety of the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2), which 3M sold to the U.S. Military for over 10 years. The Government, through Moldex, claimed that 3M knowingly sold the government Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2) that 3M knew did not work properly. In fact, Moldex claimed that 3M employees were aware that 3M's Combat Arms Earplugs did not work as safely at 3M claimed as early as 2000. Specifically, amongst many allegations, Moldex, asserted that 3M or its affiliated companies knowingly sold Combat Arms Earplug (Version 2) to the military without disclosing that the design of the earplugs were defective, the testing of the earplugs 3M relied on were flawed, and that the noise reduction rating that 3M claimed for the earplugs was not accurate. 

Many ATV Accidents Lead To Tragic Loss, Then Lawsuits

atv2.jpgOhio has one of the highest populations of ATV riders in the country, making it one of the state's popular pastimes. While minor accidents are common in four-wheeling, many crashes involving serious injuries are caused by negligence. When serious injury or death occurs in an ATV accident, a lawsuit often follows. A recent wrongful death lawsuit in Northeast Ohio provides an example.

How We All Benefitted From SUV Rollover Lawsuits

Not long ago, SUV rollover lawsuits were filling the dockets at an alarming rate. While auto-safety improvements are still necessary, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that the automakers quickly shored up safety defects in SUV and light-truck models.

I-75 Tire Accident Shows That Danger Can Come From Anywhere

A couple was travelling in the middle lane on Interstate 75 North when death stared them down in the unusual form of a tire bouncing across the expressway. The front tire came off a pickup truck on I-75 South, bounced over the divider and right into the path of driver Michael Ramey and his passenger, Alesha Monk. Ramey couldn't avoid the object and it struck the roof on the driver's side.

Medtronic Infuse causing more back pain than it is fixing, II

In our prior post we talked about a lawsuit that is currently pending against the national medical device manufacturer Medtronic. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the company presented biased data in order to obtain FDA approval for a bone graft product called Medtronic Infuse and that both approved and unapproved uses of the product are causing some very serious complications.

Medtronic Infuse causing more pain than it is fixing

Some of the most common injuries suffered as a result of a car accident are back and neck injuries. Damage to the spinal cord can cause permanent issues ranging from chronic back pain to paralysis and even death in some cases. Fixing this type of damage becomes priority one after an accident, but it isn't easy to afford.

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