3m® earplugs linked to hearing loss & other issues

3m® earplugs linked to hearing loss & other issues

Those Diagnosed With Hearing Loss or Tinnitus By Medical Professional May Be Eligible For Compensation


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3M® Hearing Loss Lawsuits in the News

March 2022

The judge in the 3M® earplugs MDL granted summary judgment for the plaintiff in the upcoming bellwether trial for Steven Wilkerson who was seeking summary judgment on all 3M®’s: 

affirmative-learned intermediary;

superseding cause;

failure to mitigate;

open and obvious danger; and,

statute of limitations defense.

February 2022

A federal jury awarded $110 million in damages last month in response to lawsuits alleging that 3M® knowingly manufactured and marketed defective earplugs resulting in the hearing loss of two U.S. Army veterans.

November 2021

A federal jury in Texas awarded an Army soldier $13 million for severe hearing damage he alleges was caused by ineffective, faulty earplugs manufactured and marketed by 3M®.

January 2019

Over 1,000 defective earplug lawsuits have been filed against 3M® alleging that the company manufactured and marketed protective earplugs to the U.S. military that the company knew were defective.

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3m® earplugs and hearing loss

The united states government contracted 3m® to provide earplugs to help protect soldiers' hearing. however, a whistleblower revealed that 3m® knew the earplugs were defective, yet continued to sell them to the government for profit. now, thousands of active-duty service members and veterans are suffering from severe hearing-related side effects.

those that have been impacted have options. although 3m® already paid a $9 million fine to the government, more and more victims are coming forward to file individual claims against the company. those that have been impacted are encouraged to come forward and receive a 100% free legal case review.


Wars the Earplugs Were Used In

3M® Earplugs allegedly have a dangerous design that can cause them to subtly loosen while being worn. This defect can allow dangerous sounds to enter the ear canal and cause hearing damage, one of the largest ongoing medical problems facing soldiers today. Millions of service members were issued 3M® Earplugs while engaging in foreign conflicts.


War from Afghanistan


The War of Iraq


War in North-West Pakistan


War in Somalia


Operation Ocean Shield
in the Indian Ocean


American-Led Intervention in Libya

latest 3m® earplug news


reports show that over 140,000 individuals have filed an individual claim against 3m® for their faulty earplugs.


some of the very first service members begin to come forward to hold 3m® accountable.


after a whistleblower report found that 3m's® earplugs were defective, the company was ordered to pay a $9 million fine.


a lawsuit is filed by a competitor after it discovers 3m® purposefully and knowingly sold defective earplugs to the government.


the military decides to end its contract with 3m® after multiple troops suffer from hearing-related issues.

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