Posted January 23, 2019 6:30 am by Comments

By Christen Smith

Sergeant Scott D. Rowe served in Operation Iraqi Freedom between 2003 and 2004, using 3M’s dual ended Combat Arms Earplugs — a product the company knew was faulty, but sold anyway to procure a lucrative government contract, according to the complaint. (Photo: Courtesy of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz lawfirm)
A combat veteran took legal action against 3M this week after he sustained permanent hearing loss and tinnitus while using the company’s defective earplugs overseas.
Sergeant Scott D. Rowe served in Operation Iraqi Freedom between 2003 and 2004, using 3M’s dual ended Combat Arms Earplugs — a product the company knew was faulty, but sold anyway to procure a lucrative government contract, according to the complaint.
“It is reprehensible for a U.S. corporation, in this case 3M, to knowingly supply defective products to the U.S. military,” said Andrew Cobos, one Rowe’s attorneys, in a news release Tuesday. “These service members are overseas, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting their lives on the line. The last thing they should have to worry about is the adequacy of their equipment.”
Rowe sued the company Tuesday in the Western District of Texas, seeking a jury trial, compensatory damages, costs and attorneys fees, according to

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