December 13, 2021 — 3M has been slammed by yet another massive jury verdict in favor of a U.S. Army veteran who lost their hearing while using defective earplugs.
Last week, a jury in Florida awarded $22.5 million to plaintiff Theodore F., a veteran who served in the Army from 2006 to 2014.
During that time, he was exposed to loud noises from weapon fire, generators, vehicles, and helicopters during training and combat. He was diagnosed with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) in both eats and noise-induced hearing loss despite wearing 3M’s earplugs.
His lawsuit was the eighth case to go to trial against 3M, and the fifth case in which a jury awarded compensation to the plaintiff. In previous cases, juries awarded plaintiffs $13 million, $8.2 million, $7.1 million and $1.7 million.
3M is facing claims involving more than 250,000 veterans and military personnel who suffered hearing loss while using the dual-ended Combat-Arms Earplugs version 2 (CAEv2). Lawsuits claim that 3M knew the earplugs were defective and failed to warn about the risk.
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