UPDATE: September 2020, the Court decided to extend the supplemental claim period by 12 weeks in order to cover debonds that were fixed through Sept. 7, 2020. The new deadline for supplemental claims is Dec. 8, 2020. Class Members may begin filing for supplemental claims on Sept. 21, 2020.
Dentists have secured a $32.5 million settlement in a class action alleging 3M made defective dental crowns.
Class Members include dentists and dental practices in the United States who purchased 3M’s Lava Ultimate Restorative and used it as a dental crown before June 15, 2015. Dental patients must have also experienced debonding of the crown before June 15, 2020.
A group of dentists accused 3M of violating the terms of the warranty for their dental crown bonding product, Lava Ultimate Restorative. The product is a ceramic material that is meant to dry and form a crown in dental procedures.
Dentists complained that the 3M dental crown product was unbonding before its 10-year warranty.
As patients came back with issues, dentists who used Lava Ultimate Restorative allegedly had to repair and replace the dental crowns at their own costs.
3M fought back, asking a federal judge to dismiss the class action lawsuit arguing the claims were not specific enough.
Though the 3M dental crown class action lawsuit was trimmed of some claims, the company agreed to settle.
Under the terms of the class action settlement, Class Members can receive either full reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs related to the debonding of 3M dental crowns or $250 per debond.
To make a claim Class Members must submit a Claim Form online.
Class Members have until Aug. 8, 2019 to submit a claim for debonds that occurred on or before May 10, 2019. In addition, Class Members have until Sept. 15, 2020 to file a claim for debonds repaired between May 11, 2019 and June 15, 2020.
Class Members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the 3M dental crown settlement must do so by Aug. 14, 2019.
Class Members include dentists and dental practices who bought and applied 3M’s Lava Ultimate Restorative before June 15, 2015. The product must have fully or partially debonded prior to June 15, 2020.
$250 per debond or 100% reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.
Proof of Purchase
Notice ID must be provided. Class Members claiming out-of-pocket costs must provide documentation of the expenses.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
08/08/2019 for debonds repaired on or before May 10, 2019
12/8/2020 for debonds repaired between May 11, 2019 and Sept. 7, 2020 *New Claim Deadline*
Bhatia, et al. v. 3M Co., Case No. 0:16-cv-01304, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Dental Crown Settlement Claims Administrator
c/o BrownGreer PLC
P.O. Box 26207
Richmond, VA 23260
Daniel C. Hedlund
GUSTAFSON GLUEK PLLC
Warren T. Burns
BURNS CHAREST LLP
Wendy J. Wildung
FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP
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