What is the average pay-out for the 3M earplug lawsuit?

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If you’re a veteran whose hearing has been affected after using 3M Combat Arms earplugs while on duty, you could be eligible for financial compensation through a defective product mass tort claim. 3M allegedly knowingly sold defective earplugs to the armed forces between 2003–2015, causing thousands of service members to experience partial or total deafness or tinnitus.

As of May 2022, juries have awarded a total of around $300 million to U.S. veterans and enlisted service members. When the United States government sued 3M, they were awarded $9.1 million, which averages to $1,400 a day for the millions of blown eardrums service members suffered. However, that money was awarded to the government, not individual veterans.

If you’ve used 3M earplugs while an active service member in the U.S. armed forces between 2003–2015, you could be eligible for compensation for injuries to your hearing. Call an experienced mass tort lawyer at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys today for a free legal consultation.