3M Earplug Lawsuit Individual Payout | How much money?

More military veterans are asking our law firm a common question related to the 3M combat earplug lawsuit, the payouts for each individual.  

While we can only estimate how much money could be available to those veterans suffering from hearing loss, the lawsuit has not been judged in a court of law.  

On April 5th 2021 we will see the bellwether trail happen, and this will help lay the ground work for all cases that are currently lined up. A Bellwether trail is a test case that is used in a widely contested issue and a common practice in the U.S.

More than 140,000 veterans across the U.S. hurt from the 3M earplugs have so far joined in this upcoming lawsuit, and seek to find payout information per person.

Because of the very similar nature of these cases, mainly the loss of hearing or tinnitus, these cases were consolidated into what is called multi-distract litigation (MDL) will take place in the Northern District of Florida.

3M combat earplug payouts for each individual.

If we look at how past faulty device or faulty medical device lawsuits have gone over the years we can see possible similar payouts.

For example: Some of the past MDL lawsuits have had billions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that payout would be spread between all who have joined the lawsuit.  

3m earplug lawsuit individual payout

Example: $12,000,000,000 in a 3M earplug settlement fund that would serve 200,000 claimants (victims) would be $60,000 payout per person. This is only an example and does not represent any in individual payouts for the 3m earplug lawsuit.  Hopefully this will answer the question asked on “3m earplug lawsuit payout per person”.

When and how did the 3M Combat Earplug lawsuit happen?

The earplugs, called dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), were originally sold by Aearo Technologies LLC, which designs and manufactures noise, shock, and vibration products. In 2007, three years into the military’s contract with Aearo, 3M purchased the company for $1.2 billion.

3M combat arms earplugs

Veterans and military service members who suffered injuries after using 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs began filing lawsuits in 2018 against the company. These lawsuits accuse 3M of designing a defective product and failing to warn about its risks. 

On April 3, 2019, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ruled to consolidate all federally filed lawsuits in the same court. At the time, 8 actions were coordinated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, with U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers presiding. 

Schmidt National Law Firm is still accepting 3M Earplug Claims for any veterans that are experiencing hearing loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ears Use this 100% Secure Claim Form to start the claims process. We expect a large cash settlement payouts from these 3M claims. 

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3M earplug lawsuit individual payout, How much money page updated on March 11, 2021.