A jury awarded $7.1 million to three plaintiffs in the first bellwether trial in the 3M Combat Arms earplugs multidistrict litigation. The plaintiffs, former service members, claimed to have been injured by the company’s defective dual-ended earplugs.
The products at the center of the litigation are the Version 2 of the Combat Earplugs (CAEv2). They were supplied to the military from 2003-2015. The product defect may impact more than 2 million service members who were deployed between 2001 and 2015.
Almost 240,000 claims have been consolidated in the MDL. Two more bellwether trials are scheduled for May and June before different juries.
If you experienced hearing loss or have been diagnosed with tinnitus after using 3M Combat Arms Earplugs during your service in the U.S. military, you may be eligible for compensation.
I Am a Veteran Injured by Defective 3M Earplugs. What Can I Do?
Please contact our law firm if you or a loved one used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs during your service in the U.S. military and suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus. Call (888) 984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim, or submit our contact form.