New York DJ Sues Walgreens for Defective Earplugs


TMZ has reported that a New York DJ is suing drug store chain Walgreens for selling him defective earplugs, which allegedly damaged his ears.

Joseph Alpern, aka J Gabriel, claims he used the earplugs during a gig in 2013 and experienced “an immediate sharp pain” and “a ringing sound” after he removed them.

Alpern went to a specialist who told him he has permanent nerve damage. The doctor said the plugs were sealed too tightly and damaged his eardrums when he pulled them out.

Alpern says he now suffers from chronic headaches and fatigue and can’t listen to music at regular volumes.

He is seeking $640,000 in damages.

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