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3M Earplug Lawsuit

The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC protect American soldiers' rights after suffering tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hearing loss in the armed services who used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs.

Our product liability attorneys are reviewing hearing loss lawsuits related to defective dual-ended military earplugs manufactured by 3M Corp., a US government contractor that sold the defective product to the Defense Logistics Agency.

Millions of American military service members and civilians were deployed overseas between 2002 and 2015 to support the global ‘War on Terror.' The Federal Department of Defense issued 3M dual-ended combat arms earplugs as standard issue personal protection to military men and women.

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October 2021 3M Earplug Trials Update:

Below are the latest results in 3M Earplug bellwether trials held on these cases. As you can see, juries seem to rule consistently in favor of plaintiffs in these matters. As litigation progresses, we will update this page accordingly.

If you have been impacted by 3M dual-sided earplugs and have been hesitant to proceed with litigation, now is the time to contact a lawyer as the possibility of a settlement becomes more likely.

First 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial: $7.1 Million Plaintiff Verdict

In May 2021, a Federal Court jury awarded three plaintiffs 7.1 million in compensation for their hearing loss related to the defective earplugs after a five-week trial. The award was composed of $830,500 in compensatory damages and $2.1 million in punitive damages for each plaintiff.

The basis of the claims was focused on the fact that 3M knew or should have known that the earplugs they distributed to military members between 2007 and 2013 were defective and provided inadequate hearing protection. It is the first of several 'bellwether' trials in the pending 3,349 pending lawsuits that have been filed against 3M.

Data shows that many US veterans have lost their hearing due to defective earplugs. Reuters reports that more than one million veterans have filed for disability related to complications from various types of hearing loss and deafness.

Second 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial: Defense Verdict

On May 28, 2021, a second bellwether trial ended with a 'not-guilty' verdict in favor of 3M. While more cases are headed to trial in the coming months, this verdict will certainly give ammunition to 3M that the product liability cases are baseless. We will report back after the next trial's progress.

Third 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial: $1.7 Million Plaintiff Verdict

In June 2021, the third bellwether trial proceeding before a district court judge in Florida resulted in a $1.7 million jury verdict for a soldier who developed tinnitus after using 3M earplugs. The jury found 3M guilty of failing to provide sufficient warnings.

Fourth 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial: $8.2 Million Plaintiff Verdict

On October 1, 2021, a jury returned an $8.2 million verdict on behalf of U.S. Army veteran Brandon Adkins. Obviously, the jury was impressed by the impact of losing his hearing on Mr. Adkins' life, not to mention the causal connection between his hearing loss and the use of combat arms earplugs.

Fifth 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial: Defense Verdict

A Federal Court Jury found 3M not guilty in the fifth bellwether trial involving U.S. Veteran Michelle Blum. Blum alleged that her loss of hearing and tinnitus were related to the use of defective 3M dual-sided earplugs that she was issued when she served in the U.S. Army Reserves National Guard and Army between 1989 and 2009.

While the outcome of this trial may be disappointing for plaintiffs in this matter, this was a case selected by the defense for trial. The facts, in this case, were unusually strong in favor of the defense.

According to court documents, the second female bellwether plaintiff (Ms. Blum) did not report her loss of hearing for almost ten years after she left the service. This fact alone is in striking contrast to the overwhelming majority of pending cases where military members sought treatment while they were enlisted or soon after discharge.

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Current and Upcoming 3M Trials

In April 2022, jurors before Pensacola, Florida, US District Court Judge Thomas Barber found for 3M, making it the sixth bellwether trial win for the company. However, individual plaintiffs have already won over $200 million in lawsuit victories in eight bellwether cases (previous trials), even with rebuttal testimony.

There are nearly 270,000 pending lawsuits before Judge M. Casey Rogers. Judge Rogers granted pushing the docket on these matters with another batch of cases heading to bellwether trial over the next two months.

Attorneys have followed the law, arguing the outcomes beginning of the first bellwether trial are forming reasonable settlement amounts for an average compensation payout to resolve cases through negotiating or summary judgment.

Latest 3M Bellwether Trials Update:

March 8, 2022 Update:

Early filed motions seeking summary judgment on the upcoming bellwether trial begin today. However, Afghanistan veteran Steve Wilkerson's case before Judge Rogers is set to begin on March 14, 2022.

Although many lawyers, plaintiffs, and other defendants wonder if a settlement will be reached before the 3M earplug class action trial begins.

To date, there are nearly 300,000 3M earplug lawsuits since the first bellwether case ended in favor of the plaintiff. Our legal team thinks that 3M will begin settling their earplug claims but will likely wait until after jurors in Wisconsin's first bellwether trial decide the Wilkerson case.

March 9, 2022 Update:

Judge Rogers ruled in favor of Steve Wilkerson's motion for summary judgments on three out of four affirmative defenses by 3M's attorneys.

The plaintiff seeks summary judgment on defenses that include a failure to mitigate, learned intermediary, open and obvious danger, superseding cause, and the statute of limitations, as governed under Wisconsin law, arguing a weak defense.

Judge Rogers explained in a memorandum order that four summary judgments should be awarded to army veterans. However, Judge Rogers rejected summary judgment for now on Wilkerson's claim of 3M's weak statute of limitations government contractor defense.

Judge Rogers rejected the plaintiff's argument. However, Judge Rogers ruled that she would defer a ruling until the defense provided relevant facts in evidence during the upcoming trial.

Many attorneys believe that Wilkerson will be successful in the last of his summary judgments, even though 3M continues to file motions against the plaintiff claims, stating that a judicial estoppel rule is warranted to dismiss the claim.

March 15, 2022 Update:

Finally, Steve Wilkerson's bellwether trial begins today. Last week, 3M filed its motion arguing that the plaintiff failed to list 3M as an asset in his lawsuit when filing bankruptcy.

However, Judge Rogers correctly pointed out that Wilkerson filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy where he would repay his creditors in full. Judge Rogers explained that there was no credence to 3M's argument to dismiss the case under judicial estoppel rule.

March 22, 2022 Update:

Yesterday, the upcoming bellwether trial with the second female bellwether plaintiff Denise Kelley remained on schedule. Last week, Judge Mark Walker in that the Pensacola, Florida case will resolve various objections from the plaintiff and defendant on proposed jury instructions.

3M admitted that the company's net worth currently stands at approximately $12 billion of assets, worth approximately $80 billion.

Today, Wilkerson's plaintiff attorneys closed their case before 3M filed a motion seeking summary judgment as expected. Attorneys on behalf of 3M argue that the plaintiff did not establish his loss of hearing was due to using 3M earplug devices.

The company also argued against Wilkerson seeking punitive damages that have been pursued in previous bellwether trials. The judges in all previous 3M bellwether trials have denied punitive damages.

March 24, 2022 update:

Today, the next bellwether trial began where Judge Walker issued his order denying the earplug manufacturer's motion arguing for judgment to close their case in Texas. Judge Walker issued his articulated reasons at trial.

March 26, 2022

Like many previous bellwether trials, jurors before Judge Rogers found for the plaintiff (Wilkerson), awarding him $8 million in compensatory damages. The amount of compensatory damages paid to Wilkerson could become the average compensation payout that others will likely receive in negotiated settlements in the month and years ahead.

March 29, 2022 Update:

3M litigation bellwether trials continue. The Denise Kelley trial will likely last more than two weeks, where the plaintiff will present 35 hours or more of evidence and testimony.

Early on, Judge Rogers granted summary judgment to the plaintiff on contributory negligence.

Kelley's attorneys presented their first witness, who already provided testimony in a different bellwether case that was successful for that plaintiff.

March 31, 2022 Update:

Yesterday was day one of the bellwether case of Denise Kelley, where her attorneys presented nearly 8 hours of testimony from 3M's former (retired) scientist Elliott Berger.

During his testimony, he established that he worked with others on the original design and development of the combat arms earplugs. Kelley's attorneys used his testimony as evidence to establish how the devices were defective due to a design flaw that was never discussed with the military.

Attorneys have used Berger's testimony at every bellwether trial so far.

April 6, 2022 Update:

Day six of Denise Kelley's bellwether trial started last Monday when 3M presented Doctor Eric Fallon's short video deposition testimony as to their first witness. The former Chief audiologist had worked at Walter Reed Medical Center.

April 8, 2022 Update:

Today, Denise Kelley (plaintiff) failed to secure a jury award in the first bellwether case in Texas. In front of Judge Mark Walker, the Kelley trial ended with a government contractor defense verdict.

The short video deposition testimony provided by the former Chief audiologist from Walter Reed Medical Center likely did not sway jurors toward their defense verdict because his testimony had been given at previous trials months before the Kelley trial was scheduled.

Rebuttal testimony had been presented at the Kelley trial.

Is a Settlement in 3M Earplug Bellwether Trials Coming?

Perhaps the first settlement will be announced after the next bellwether trial should it not end in summary judgment. The reasoning behind earplug bellwether trials is to give the parties to a lawsuit a flavor for how these cases will be valued by a jury and what to expect in reasonable settlement amounts.

The courts use verdicts of previous bellwether trials to let plaintiffs and defendants know how much a typical 3m earplug lawsuit is worth in compensatory damages when a victim suffered hearing damage from the 3M earplug.

While arguments will certainly be made by 3M that there were errors made during the bellwether case, this verdict will certainly send a message to the corporation that their alleged defenses are not resonating with jurors.

Consequently, as a result of recent bellwether case verdicts, this may have sparked settlement discussions.

If you think you may qualify for a case, now is the time to talk to an attorney who can evaluate your legal rights and options. Talk to our legal team today for a free consultation.

Government-Issued Dual-Ended Military Earplugs Were Defective

Many soldiers are subjected to loud noises, especially those in combat. The US military supplies active-duty service members with hearing protection as a mandatory issue in combat zones.

Years passed before researchers discovered that the United States military gave servicemen and women earplug devices manufactured by 3M without disclosing the potential problems with the earplugs that were not protecting them from loud noises.

By then, military men and women experiencing impulse or high-intensity noise had developed a loss of hearing and tinnitus.

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Get Compensation for Your Hearing Loss Via a Lawsuit Against 3M

Thousands of US military members and veterans filed defective product claims against 3M for severe hearing impairment, deafness, and ringing in the ears after the US Department of Veterans Affairs sued 3M Company with allegations that it knowingly dispensed earplug devices to the military.

These product defect cases have been given multi-district litigation (MDL) status in the Northern District of Florida.

If you or a loved one suffered permanent loss of hearing after military service, contact the dual-ended combat earplugs lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC (888-424-5757) today. You may be entitled to compensation for your disability and pain.

All our 3M military earplugs cases involving a loss of hearing and tinnitus are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only receive a legal fee when we successfully obtain a recovery on your behalf. Contact our law firm for a free consultation today.

Design Defects With Dual-Ended Military Arms Earplugs Leading to Hearing Loss

A whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act Case brought against 3M in 2016 alleged that 3M manufactured and knowingly sold defective hearing protection devices to armed forces.

The 3m earplug lawsuit claims that the company knowingly sold defective dual-ended military earplugs to the military, putting soldiers at extreme risk of extensive loss of hearing.

The design of the defective 3M military earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) included a faulty seal that allows dangerously loud noise to penetrate military members' ears unknowingly. In turn, the loud noises resulted in hearing loss claims.

In July 2018, the US Government (Department of Justice) reached an agreement with the manufacturer to pay a $9.1 million 3m earplug lawsuit settlement to resolve the allegations.

However, this only resolved the dispute between 3M and the government. The company is still financially liable to thousands of current and former military personnel harmed by 3M's earplug devices.

What is the Defect Alleged in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit?

In 2016, Moldex-Metric, Inc., a rival earplug manufacturer, filed a “whistleblower” 3m earplug lawsuit in federal court, claiming that the company was violating the False Claims Act regarding its dual-ended earplugs and had been deceiving the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for years.

When the matter is an alleged fraud against the US taxpayer, private citizens, including corporations, may bring a qui tam whistleblower suit on behalf of the government.

Within months, the Justice Department joined the case, which alleges the 3M devices “have likely caused thousands of soldiers to suffer significant loss of hearing and tinnitus and exposed millions to the risks caused by 3M's defective earplugs.”

The allegations were borne out when researchers determined that the earplugs were designed and manufactured too short of ensuring that an adequate seal protects the ear canal.

The poorly designed earplugs could become dislodged in the ear, allowing significantly higher than acceptable levels of noise to enter the ear canal, increasing the risk of hearing damage.

How Long It Could Take to Detect the Earplug Defect

In 2008, 3M Corp acquired Aearo Technologies, the original maker of the government-issued CAEv2 earplugs. The company supplied the product to the military since 2003 under an exclusive military contract.

The legal claims alleged that Aearo discovered in 2000 that the devices had specific hearing protection failures. However, the company never revealed the defect to the US military and continued this deception.

For more than a decade, the 3M-acquired company Aearo was the exclusive supplier of US military earplugs, effectively preventing competition for the government's business.

How Does 3M's False Certification Make Them Legally Responsible for Product Liability?

Before the CAEv2 earplugs were initially issued, the government required Aearo Technologies, Inc to certify that the devices conformed to the military's standards.

The US military required the company to show that the devices protected the wearer from noises and impulse sounds created by explosions and firearms while still allowing them to hear everyday speech, including commands, while on an active battlefield.

The government required that the device pass certification. The earplugs had to be defect-free and packaged with detailed instructions to inform the soldier how to handle and use them properly.

Unbeknown to the government, Aearo's internal tests failed to produce acceptable ratings expected by the military.

Test subjects demonstrated mixed results when the earplugs were not correctly fitted. When inserted in the “closed” position, the manufacturer claimed that the earplugs achieved proper noise reduction.

Improper Fitting Instructions

But after 3M acquired Aearo, the company stopped including proper fitting instructions in the device packaging to the military and Army National Guard without disclosing this packaging change. Instead, the company told wearers to insert the earplugs as they usually would into their ear canal.

These inadequate instructions caused many soldiers to insert them improperly.

The improper use raised the risk of the device loosening and led to eventual ear damage and deafness in many U.S. combat veterans.

The whistleblower lawsuit claimed that 3M and Aearo misled the military by packaging and marketing the device. The 3m earplug lawsuit claims that the defect “likely caused thousands of soldiers to suffer significant loss of hearing and tinnitus.”

Has 3M Settled Any Defective Earplug Lawsuit?

In 2016, Moldex-Metric filed a false claims act case that was later joined by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The 3m earplug lawsuit provided evidence that when the earplugs were not adequately sealed, the devices created a high risk of hearing injury when soldiers falsely believed they were blocking out dangerously loud sounds.

A $9.1 million 3M earplug settlement was entered into with the Federal Government to resolve allegations related to the whistleblower claim over 3M's failure to disclose defects to the military. The company refused to admit liability.

At the time of this writing, there have not been any settlements related to soldiers who suffer hearing damage or a loss of hearing from dual-ended combat arms (3M earplugs) as part of the pending class-action lawsuit.

However, the repeated jury verdicts on behalf of many plaintiffs have caused a noticeable drop in 3M's stock prices, which might serve as the needed motivation to resolve most future claims in a class-action lawsuit.

How Many Soldiers Are Likely Impacted by Defective 3M Earplugs

The exact number of hearing injuries from 3M earplug devices is unknown. However, at least thousands of servicemen, women, and civilians were injured by the defective 3M CAEv2 earplugs.

Many of the injured were left with total or partial deafness, ringing or buzzing sounds in the ears, and continuous/intermittent tinnitus that produces roaring, hissing, ringing, clicking, or buzzing sounds.

These 3M earplug injuries are the result of significantly elevated levels of noise caused by day-to-day military operations in and out of combat zones.

Individuals working with and around heavy machinery, jet engines, gunfire, and explosions could have trouble sleeping, focusing, and concentrating because of ear damage. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than half of all military veterans report some degree of a loss of hearing related to their service.

Recently, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced that US military veterans are thirty percent more likely than non-veterans to experience a loss of hearing. Military men and women who have served from 2002 and later are at four times greater risk.

Nearly two million veterans already receive military disability compensation for hearing complications and tinnitus due to the faulty 3M earplugs.

Service Members and Veterans Most Likely Affected

Any United States military personnel who received government-issued earplugs might be affected by the damage caused by these defective devices.

The Department of Defense issued millions of CAEv2 devices to servicemen and women in the United States and abroad. Also, 3M Company sold these devices for civilian commercial applications, including those by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Some military engagements that our combat arms 3M earplug lawyers are currently working with veterans on include:

  • The second war in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • The war in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)
  • Indian Ocean engagement (Operation Ocean Shield)
  • The War on Terror in Northwest Pakistan
  • The War in Somalia
  • Libya crisis
  • Iraq and Syria interventions (2014 to present)
  • Yemen civil war

How Does Hearing Loss or Tinnitus Affect the Quality of My Life?

In 2018, the National Institutes of Health published a studying revealing that permanent hearing loss significantly diminishes an individual's quality of life. Newly acquired loss of hearing might be a significant risk factor for psychological distress.

Research data show that individuals suffering from hearing problems over an extended period typically experience highly restricted lives. These victims of preventable hearing problems might encounter problems in the workplace and family environments.

Common Hearing Loss Symptoms

A loss of hearing can result from a single acute episode of loud noise (such as a bomb blast) or long-term, continuous exposure to dangerously elevated noise levels. These exposures are the common causes of military-related loss of hearing.

The symptoms often begin with subtle signs, like needing to ask other people to repeat what they've said. Some injured men and women have difficulty following conversations, especially in noisy environments.

When a loss of hearing becomes severe, it's almost impossible to carry on a conversation without a sound-amplification device.

Is There a Cure for Hearing Injury or Damage Caused by a Defective Earplug?

You might be surprised to learn that a loss of hearing is the third most common health problem in the United States. There are many causes of impaired hearing, including age and genetics.

However, noise-produced hearing impairment causes irreversible damage to the eardrum, rendering the individual with a permanent disability.

Medical science has yet to find a cure to reverse deafness and restore normal function, but hearing aid devices and other sound-enhancing technology can help some.

Unfortunately, all these defective earplug-related noise-induced hearing impairment cases could have been prevented had the manufacturer told the military not to use their product.

3M Earplug Civil Suit FAQs

Our personal injury attorneys understand that many families have unanswered questions about dealing directly with major corporations after their product caused significant harm. A product liability attorney from our law offices answered some of those questions below.

For additional information, call our law office at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the online form. The contact form sends information immediately to our legal team, who can reach out to answer your questions.

Where Do I Find Medical Care for My Hearing Loss?

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, otolaryngologists, and audiologists generally treat a loss of hearing. When you present a hearing issue to your ENT, they might order MRI or CT scans of your ears and perform various sound tests.

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This type of impaired hearing can't be cured or reversed with surgery or medication. Treating the problem involves using sound-enhancing technologies such as hearing aids and the like.

However, technology keeps improving. Newer methods allow people with hearing difficulties to watch or listen to television without turning the sound up and risk annoying other people.

Phone-amplifying devices allow the hearing impaired to carry on everyday phone conversations.

What Are The Common Symptoms and Treatments for Tinnitus?

Signs of tinnitus include constant or intermittent ringing, roaring, buzzing, or hissing sounds in the users' ears. Like total or partial hearing loss, tinnitus is treated by ENTs, otolaryngologists, and audiologists.

Unlike significant hearing loss, some cases of tinnitus respond positively to medication.

The condition is sometimes treated with low doses of antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs, like amitriptyline or alprazolam.

Steroid treatment of the middle ear, followed by the oral intake of the generic drug alprazolam, has helped some patients with significant tinnitus.

Studies Show That The Misoprostol Hormone Might Help In Some Cases

A hearing aid might help some people with tinnitus who have difficulty discerning outside sounds.

Many patients benefit from tinnitus maskers. These devices resemble hearing aid devices that produce a pleasant sound that can block out the ringing or other jarring internal noise of the tinnitus. A newer tinnitus instrument device combines a hearing aid and masker.

Various therapies can help reduce the effects of tinnitus, including cognitive therapy. Some therapies may be suitable for people who can't or don't want to use medications or other devices. However, these solutions generally take time to be effective.

Some military veterans suffering from hearing problems make significant lifestyle changes to adjust to their newly acquired disability. Every mentioned treatment and therapy will cost the patient a considerable investment of time and money they might not have to spend.

Compensation for these medical bills can be obtained via a 3M earplug lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Contact our 3M earplug lawsuit lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for immediate legal advice and schedule a free case consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

What Are My Legal Rights Related to Hearing Loss After Using 3M Earplugs?

Are you an active-duty service member or military veteran, or did you serve in another U.S. law enforcement agency at any time since 2003 and suffered impaired hearing such as deafness, tinnitus, or partial loss of hearing?

If so, you might be eligible to receive monetary damages from the negligent earplug manufacturer, 3M.

Receiving compensation for your injuries will never affect the pending disability claims or military disability benefits you will receive now or in the future.

You can maintain your government-paid disability benefits during and after seeking compensation from 3M because the defective earplugs lawsuit involves a private government contractor and not the US military directly.

You have the right to recover the costs of your medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of ordinary life, and other intangible damages from the defendant or defendants whose wrongdoing caused your injuries.

Our legal team is ready to accept your call 24/7. Let us answer your questions and explain the monetary compensation you are likely entitled to receive. You can use our contact form on this website or text for your convenience.

What is the Status of the 3M Earplug Lawsuit for Injured Parties?

Millions of personnel used the CAEv2 devices, and a substantial minority returned from overseas with hearing complications because of the earplug design flaw. The Moldex-Metric/DOJ 3m earplugs lawsuit and settlement do not preclude private parties from filing individual combat arms earplugs lawsuits against 3M.

Federal whistleblower lawsuits and individually filed civil suits are entirely different matters. In the wake of the DOJ settlement that resolved the government's case against 3M, hundreds of product liability cases have been filed against 3M by individual plaintiffs.

How Many People Are in the 3M Lawsuit?

By June 2019, this number was approaching one thousand cases, and indications are this is only the beginning of the litigation the manufacturer will face in court.

Plaintiffs' lawyers have been actively publicizing these 3m earplug lawsuits hoping more people will come forward, and this issue is becoming more publicly visible.

In April 2019, a multi-district (MDL) status was granted for the CAEv2 (combat arms earplug cases) litigation in a Florida courtroom before Federal Judge M. Casey Rodgers.

Often, when many class-action lawsuits in federal court are closely related but not suitable for a class action, the cases will be consolidated for judicial efficiency.

The litigation is still in its early stages and going through pre-trial motions. Still, each 3m earplug lawsuit will be tried separately after several selected "bellwether" cases go to trial. The cases will proceed together for discovery and other pre-trial matters.

The number of cases is expected to grow as more potential plaintiffs discover they have suffered a hearing injury, loss, or damage, and publicity surrounding the case increases.

How Do You Qualify for a 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 Lawsuit?

Your eligibility to file a mass tort claim for compensation against 3M for defective military earplugs requires that you served in any military branch between 2003 and 2015.

Additionally, the military must have issued you a dual-cited yellow in the Black Combat Arms Earplug set.

Finally, you must be suffering from tinnitus (ringing ears), loss of hearing, or another hearing condition. These conditions need to be documented in your medical records by medical professionals.

Servicemen and women injured by earplug devices must file a 3m earplug lawsuit against the company to obtain financial compensation.

How Many Veterans Are Suing 3M for Faulty Earplugs?

In January 2020, 3M requested that over three dozen cases involving combat earplug defects injuring service members and veterans be moved out of the Minnesota Hennepin District Court. The judge agreed to move the cases to a federal court in Minnesota.

Since 2008, over 600 veterans have filed lawsuits involving defective earplug devices (dual-ended combat arms) manufactured by 3M and Aearo Technologies.

Some of these cases have been included in the Multidistrict litigation case held in the Central District of Florida.

Our 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Defect Attorneys Can Help Recover the Compensation You Deserve

If you used 3M's dual-ended combat arms earplugs as a US military member, government contractor, or other law enforcement personnel and suffered any hearing injury, loss or damage, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

Let's discuss how you can file a CAEv2 3m earplug lawsuit of your own to be compensated for your injury. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

Our dedicated personal injury team of combat earplug defect attorneys at our law firm works on a contingency fee basis in mass tort matters. You owe no legal fees until we win the financial recovery you deserve.

Have you suffered hearing damage after using earplugs? Contact our 3M earplug lawsuit lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) today or use the online form. Our contact form sends information to our legal team, where you can schedule a free case consultation.

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