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Army Sergeant Awarded $13 Million for Hearing Loss From 3M Earplugs

Army Sergeant Awarded $13 Million for Hearing Loss From 3M Earplugs

November 18, 2021 — A jury in Florida awarded $13 million to an Army sergeant who suffered hearing loss while using 3M earplugs.

The jury in Tallahassee found 3M to be 100% liable for the hearing loss of Sgt. Guillermo Camarillo, making it the largest win for any of the roughly 250,000 military service members who have filed claims.

Out of 5 previous trials, the plaintiffs have won 3 trials — including a $7.1 million verdict in April for three plaintiffs, a $1.7 million verdict in June, and an $8.2 million verdict in October 2021.

3M is accused of failing to warn users that the earplugs could loosen imperceptibly and fail to protect them against the damaging effects of loud noises.

The earplugs, also known as Combat Arms Earplugs version 2 (CAEv2) earplugs, were made by Aearo Technologies LLC, a company that 3M acquired.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting 3M earplugs induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with hearing loss or tinnitus, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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