3M Earplug Litigation One of Largest U.S. Mass Torts Ever

More than 200,000 former military members have come forward with defect claims concerning 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs. The litigation has become one of the largest U.S. mass torts ever. The soldiers who were issued these earplugs from the U.S. military have experienced hearing loss and/or tinnitus after using the devices in combat or training. The …. Read More

20 Cases Selected as Bellwether Trials in 3M Earplug Combat Arms Litigation

More than 140,000 veterans have filed complaints of hearing loss after using 3M Combat Arms earplugs while serving. The judge presiding over the lawsuits has identified 20 of these complaints as the initial pool of bellwether cases to be worked up for trial next year. The judge has also chosen five alternate cases. What is …. Read More

3M Earplugs Cause Hearing Loss, Tormenting Military Veterans

Military personnel were required to wear 3M Combat Arms Earplugs during training and combat duty between 2003 and 2015.  The dual-ended design was supposed to offer two levels of hearing protection. Now, lawsuits allege that the earplug could loosen in the ear canal, rendering the product ineffective, and that this could lead to permanent hearing …. Read More

Thousands Sue 3M for Hearing Loss Caused by Faulty Earplugs

According to a court documents issued on January 21, 2020, nearly 140,000 individuals in the United States have presented claims for hearing loss or tinnitus allegedly caused by 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs. Tens of thousands of additional complaints are predicted to be filed in the near future. Many of the people affected are military veterans, …. Read More

3M Combat Arms Earplug Litigation Mounts

Why Are Hundreds of Veterans Filing 3M Earplug Lawsuits? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 2.7 million veterans receive disability benefits due to hearing problems. Many of these veterans are experiencing hearing loss or tinnitus that they allege is due to defective Combat Arms Earplugs manufactured and distributed by 3M. About 1,000 …. Read More