3M is arguing in federal court that they should not be held liable for claimed injuries because of, among other reasons, the fact that the company is a government contractor. The Supreme Court has held that defense contractors have immunity from many state lawsuits when the government has a hand in designing or developing a device.
Founding Partner Bryan Aylstock was featured in Newsweek about the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Litigation. “Today, thousands, if not millions, of veterans and civilians suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus, and additional hearing-related injuries, which 3M claimed their product should have prevented,” Bryan Aylstock, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, told Newsweek in a written statement. “The effects of injuries like these on quality of life are enormous, long-lasting, and difficult to treat.”
“3M’s ‘government made me do it’ defense fails on numerous grounds and should be denied by the Court,” Aylstock added.
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