3M Earplugs

First Bellwether Trial in 3M Earplug MDL Set to Begin

The first bellwether trial in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is set to begin on April 5, 2021. The purpose of a bellwether trial is to test a case that is representative of the cases included in the MDL. The process can help move other cases along and help parties decide if… read more

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3M Earplug Injury Lawsuits

Hearing loss is a serious concern for members of the military. In order to minimize the risk of hearing damage, the military provides all servicemembers with noise-canceling earplugs. In 2016, a whistleblower revealed that the earplugs 3M sold to the military between 2003 and 2015 were “dangerously defective.” To make matters worse, the company admittedly… read more

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