May 28, 2021 Update: The jury came back with a defense verdict for the 3M today. It is a tough blow for lawyers like me hoped 3M earplug victims would win every single one of these trials. The evidence seems overwhelming. But, certainly, there will be cases where the victims cannot prove 3M’s negligence caused their injuries. I don’t believe this loss changes settlement amounts of the 3m earplug lawsuits.
- This is an informative post about the second 3M earplug lawsuit. But it is not the most recent 3M lawsuit news. You can get the most recent update done on September 27, 2021.
3M is currently facing over 220,000 individual lawsuits by former military veterans who claim that they suffered hearing damage because of defects in 3M’s earplugs. These cases have been consolidated into a class action MDL in the Northern District of Florida. In an MDL, similar cases are consolidated for purposes of discovery. Once discovery is completed, a few individual test cases are selected for “bellwether” trials.