3M Agrees To $9.1 Million Settlement for Defective Combat Arms Earplugs

3M Combat Arms earplugs were standard-issued to thousands of service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2015. However, the manufacturer was sued by the U.S. government and competitor Moldex-Metric Inc. when defects were discovered that could cause tinnitus ringing in the ears and hearing impairment. The Veterans Benefits Administration treats over a…