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Jury Awards Veteran $1.7 Million in Third Trial Over Faulty 3M Earplugs

A Pensacola, Florida, federal jury has awarded $1.7 million in the third bellwether trial over 3M’s defective Combat Arms earplugs. Jurors found that 3M failed to provide adequate warnings for the earplugs, according to the plaintiffs' lawyers. From 2005 to 2012, 3M Combat Arms earplugs were standard issue safety equipment. Over that period of time, thousands, and possibly hundreds of thousands of military personnel used the faulty earplugs, exposing their users to loud noise events. A design flaw rendered the earplugs mostly ineffective, but many earplug users never realized the problem, or only realized they weren’t working after permanent hearing damage...

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How to Get Help with Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

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Are you a veteran suffering from schizophrenia? As a veteran you are entitled to disability benefits that can help you cope with your symptoms, and you don't have to go through the VA claims process alone. This article will help you determine if you’re eligible for benefits, what you need to do to make your case to the VA, and how you can get help with your claim. Do I Qualify for Schizophrenia Disability Benefits? The first thing you need is a professional diagnosis of schizophrenia. You must also prove that you are unable to work despite medications. Finally, you need to...

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Am I Eligible for the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Class Action?

Do you suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus? Did you serve in the armed forces between the years 2003 and 2015? Defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs could be the culprit, and you could be entitled to compensation, thanks to a large class action lawsuit set to go to trial early next year. Hearing loss and tinnitus can be distressing, and have serious negative impacts on your quality of life. The good news is that thousands of veterans may be entitled to receive compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus caused by defective 3M Combat Arms earplugs, which were manufactured and sold by...

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Should I Hire an Attorney or Agent to Get Veterans Disability Benefits?

The fight for disability compensation can be as tough and grueling as anything on the battlefield. Not only is the VA disability claims process complex, it can be long and error-prone. Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) have stepped in to shoulder some of the bureaucratic burden placed on veterans seeking disability compensation, but a typical VSO like Disabled American Veterans handles tens of thousands of claims a year. The level of personal attention a VA disability attorney or agent can devote to your claim might be reason alone to hire one. Experienced attorneys and VA-certified claims agents also help dig up evidence...

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How We Help You Through the Claims Process

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Our Claims Agents Promise to Serve You as Honorably as You Served Your Country Government benefits for military veterans have been around since Abraham Lincoln was president, but veterans still encounter problems getting the VA benefits they deserve. The government system can be complicated. It's full of red tape, and the wait times often seem too long for people who are struggling to make ends meet. At The Rep For Vets, our VA-accredited claims agents help veterans beat the red tape. You see, our claims agents don't like to see vets get pushed around. We refuse to forget what you've given to...

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