3M found partly liable for veteran’s hearing loss in third trial over military-issued earplugs | Stars and Stripes

A federal jury on Friday concluded earplug manufacturer 3M has some liability for an Army veteran’s hearing loss after using their product during military service.

The jury determined the Minnesota-based company failed to provide warnings about their product, though the earplug was not defective, according to court documents from the trial held in Pensacola, Fla. The plaintiff, Lloyd Baker, had been diagnosed with hearing loss and tinnitus, and his damages were given an estimated worth of $1.7 million by the jury.

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