Parker Waichman initiates over 500 3M earplug lawsuits

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, announced that they have served the defendants with lawsuits on behalf of more than 500 combat veterans who utilized the standard issue 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ earplugs during deployment and/or while stationed state-side venued in Minnesota District Court for the Second Judicial District, County of Ramsey, against 3M Company and Aearo Technologies LLC.

According to the complaints, former and current service members have been diagnosed with tinnitus and/or permanent hearing loss as a result of the earplugs’ failure to protect their hearing from noise exposure during training and combat.  The suits seek damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, mental anguish, loss of wages and earning capacity and more.

The lawsuits contend, among other allegations, that 3M Company and Aearo Technologies failed to properly and/or adequately

Bayer Catches A Break On $2 Billion Roundup Verdict

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer, Roundup, for their cancer to $86.7 million.

Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior Court in Oakland said the jury’s billion-dollar punitive damage awards were excessive and unconstitutional, but rejected Bayer’s request to strike the punitive award outright.

Under Smith’s final order, California couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod would receive roughly $17 million in compensatory damages and $69 million in punitive damages, down from $55 million and $2 billion, respectively.

The plaintiffs still have to formally accept the reduced awards. Brent Wisner, a lawyer for the Pilliods, in a statement on Friday welcomed the decision.

“While we believe the

Colorado Releases Guidance on Equal Pay Transparency Rules

Along with a host of other laws across the country, [1] Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“Act”) went into effect on January 1, 2021. Among other measures, the Act requires all employers—located anywhere in the United States—with at least one employee in Colorado to (i) provide Colorado-based employees with formal notice of internal opportunities for promotion [2] on the same calendar day the opening occurs, and (ii) disclose salary compensation and employee benefits in job postings for positions that are expected to be, or can be (e.g., remote positions), performed in Colorado.

Essure Birth Control Lawsuit

Essure lawsuits claim Bayer failed to warn patients of severe device side effects. Users suffered uterus perforation, device breakage, autoimmune disorders and fetal death. At least 39,000 Essure lawsuits have been filed. No settlements have been made.

Why Are Women Filing Essure Lawsuits?

We are helping women sue Bayer after experiencing complications with the company’s Essure sterilization device. Complaints range from problems caused by broken devices, device migration, and even expulsion of the contraceptive implant in some cases.

As part of the complaint, many women are seeking damages for the costs of medical care to treat symptoms and complications of the device’s malfunction, along with related expenses. Many women also are seeking non-economic damages related to pain and suffering, including mental and emotional anguish, as well as punitive damages to punish Bayer for developing, manufacturing, and promoting an unsafe medical device.

3M Combat Earplugs Lawsuit | File Before Trials Start April 2021

3M earplug lawsuits claim that defective design of the Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEV2) caused them to loosen, leading to hearing damage or loss for thousands of veterans and active-duty military. More than 233,000 lawsuits have been filed nationwide. Only the whistleblower lawsuit has settled at this time.

Why Are People Filing?
3M military earplugs lawsuits focus on a couple of claims:

3M’s failure to disclose material design defects for over a decade prevented the U.S. military from seeking other, effective hearing protection options.
Military personnel suffered hearing damage and loss due to the failure of 3M’s CAEV2.
These claims are very serious, especially in terms of their potential to inflict damages.

Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 Design and Failure
Aearo Technologies, Inc.

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