BCH is pleased to announce that our firm and co-counsel Aylstock Witkin Kreis Overholtz of Pensacola, Florida, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Ciresi Conlin, have secured an $8.2 million dollar jury verdict for a former service member who suffered tinnitus as a result of using defective earplugs manufactured by 3M Co. during his two deployments in Afghanistan.
The verdict, awarded by a federal jury in Florida on Friday, October 1, 2021, is the latest successful test trial in mass tort litigation over 3M’s CAEv2 earplugs. In April, 3M was ordered to pay over $7 million in damages to three veterans who suffered injuries as a result of the defective earplugs. In June, 3M was ordered to pay $1.7 million to another U.S. Army veteran.
The latest ruling is a major victory for our client, and a promising sign for other veterans with similar injuries. More than 250,000 similar claims filed by current and former service members are pending in Pensacola, Florida federal court, in addition to hundreds in Minnesota state court, where 3M is headquartered.
BCH continues to fight for former and current service members who’ve suffered noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, and related injuries after using faulty 3M earplugs - even though 3M is attempting to shield itself from such claims via bankruptcy. If you would like to discuss a 3M military earplug lawsuit with an attorney, call us or contact us online. We serve clients nationwide and offer FREE consultations.