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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.

3M earplug hearing loss victims have been searching the Internet looking for what the $7.1 million earplug verdict means to their lawsuit. Our lawyers are reviewing these cases all over the country in every state.

At the end of this post, we will ask you to contact us to get your case started if you have not filed one already. First, let’s talk about this verdict and what it means to you.

The discovery of a carcinogenic chemical in the popular heartburn drug Zantac prompted thousands of victims to file a Zantac lawsuit. The Zantac lawsuits in federal courts have been consolidated into a “class-action” MDL before Judge Robin Rosenberg in the Southern District of Florida.

Judge Rosenberg is meeting with counsel for both sides to hammer out the details for how individual cases will be selected for “bellwether” trials, which will begin a little over a year from now. Bellwether cases are expected to be selected based on the type of cancer involved.

The outcome of these initial test trials will be critically important in determining whether the Zantac lawsuits get resolved in a global settlement.