Now Taking 3M Cases
Do I have to sue the US Government?
No. This is not a case against the Government. This is a case against 3M, a multi-billion-dollar corporation which has made millions of dollars from government contracts for our US military personnel.
What about my VA rating?
In most cases, your VA rating and benefits should not be affected. Treatment and testing for your 3M claim will not go through the VA. But we will need to review your VA disability rating and benefits on a case by case basis. In some instances, the US Government may be entitled to reimbursement for benefits paid, depending on your disability rating.
Is this a class action lawsuit?
No. This is a mass tort lawsuit against 3M. Tens of thousands of military personnel have been damaged by using defective earplugs. That means you have your own individual case with your own damages.
Is this a clear liability case against 3M?
Yes. The US Government sued 3M under false claims act for lying about the effectiveness of the combat earplugs. Rather than defending against the allegations, 3M settled the lawsuit for $9 million. The evidence showed 3M knew as of early 2000 that the earplugs were too short and let noises through. 3M covered up their bad plugs and profited from them anyways – at the expense of our veterans.
How much is my case worth?
Generally, total hearing loss is worth more than partial hearing loss. So far, tinnitus (ringing int he ears) is a wild card. We are unsure how a jury would value these cases. But clearly, constant ringing in your ears for the rest of your life is valuable. We will fight for six and seven figures for the vast majority of our cases. Much of this will depend on the Court's rulings and verdicts from "bellwether" trials.
Why Kwok Daniel Ltd LLP?
We are in the Texas Lawyers Hall of Fame for our record setting jury verdicts. We have a proven track record of winning for nearly 30 years. Over half a billion in recoveries for thousands of satisfied clients. We are smart, aggressive, and experienced. And Mr. Kwok is passionate about protecting our US Military – his brother-in-law serves on active duty with the US Navy.
What are my up-front costs for attorney fees?
$0. We pay for your hearing loss exam and litigation expenses. We only get paid back our fees/expenses when we win.
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