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Court Orders Mediation in 3M Earplugs Lawsuits

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  June 13, 2022   |  

3M Earplug Lawsuits to Enter Mediation

A federal judge has ordered 3M and plaintiffs' counsel to enter mediation before thousands of military earplugs trials "flood" the court system.A federal court has ordered that 3M and plaintiffs enter mediation to resolve hundreds of thousands of 3M earplugs lawsuits. Hundreds of thousands of lawsuits allege that potentially defective 3M “Combat Arms” earplugs caused hearing loss and tinnitus among U.S. service members. The judge overseeing the multi-district litigation (MDL) — the largest in United States history — said that it was necessary to try to resolve these cases through mediation before thousands of lawsuits “flood” the legal system.

IMPORTANT: It is not too late to file a 3M earplugs lawsuit or claim, but the clock is ticking. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced product liability attorney handling 3M earplugs lawsuits, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below. There are no upfront costs and we don’t receive any attorney fees unless you get compensation.

With 3M earplugs lawsuits set to enter mediation, time is limited for additional plaintiffs to file claims for compensation. If you have a potential claim, don’t wait — call us today at 1-800-525-7111 and let’s see if we can help.

Is 3M Ready to Negotiate?

It is unclear how seriously 3M will negotiate in the mediation proceedings. The company continues to strongly deny any negligence and/or wrongdoing, and has contested numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, even appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. To date, 3M has lost 10 of 16 “bellwether” trials. Many of these trials have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts for plaintiffs, raising the possibility that any potential “global” 3M earplugs settlement will run into the billions of dollars. To date, 3M has shown no willingness to negotiate through mediation or otherwise.

If you have a potential claim against 3M concerning hearing loss or tinnitus potentially caused by defective military earplugs, don’t wait — call 1-800-525-7111 for a free consultation with our 3M earplugs lawsuit attorneys. There are no upfront costs and we don’t get paid unless you do. We believe Justice Counts for our military service men and women, and we are ready to help however we can.

You may qualify for a 3M earplugs lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have served in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015
  • Have used military-issued 3M Combat Arms dual-ended earplugs during your service
  • Have served in active combat
  • Have been diagnosed with hearing loss and/or tinnitus within 2 years of discharge
  • Have been honorably discharged
  • Not have Kentucky, Tennessee or Louisiana listed as your state of residency on your DD-214

Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation. With 3M earplugs lawsuits entering mediation, now is the time to file a claim and the clock is ticking.