Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
Update: The court has decided to extended the Supplemental Claim Period to December 8, 2020. Claims may now be filed for debonds fixed between May 10, 2019 and September 7, 2020. A new Supplemental Notice and Supplemental Claim Form will be distributed between September 7 and September 22, 2020. Note that the deadline for debond repairs that occurred earlier than this period has now passed. For details, see the Supplemental Notice at the settlement website.
Original Settlement Summary: 3M is paying $32.5 million to settle a class action brought against it by a group of dentists and dental practices. The complaint alleged that 3M’s ESPE Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative blocks, when made into dental crowns, had a much higher rate of debonding than other crowns, due to the materials of the Lava Ultimate crowns.Docket Number:
Filing Deadline: December 8, 2020
Class Period: June 15, 2020
Objection Deadline: August 14, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: August 14, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: September 4, 2019Proof of Purchase:
If you choose to claim the Fixed Amount of $250 per debond, you do not need to supply documentation. You must supply documentation if you request a higher amount.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a dentist or dental practice in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or Guam who bought 3M’s Lava Ultimate Restorative and used it for dental crowns before June 15, 2015, and one or more of your patients had a full or partial debonding of the crown on or before June 15, 2020.Typical Settlement Amount:
Fixed Amount: $250 per debond. Higher amount possible with documentation. Claims for debonds repaired on or before May 10, 2019 must be filed by August 8, 2019. Claims for debonds between May 11, 2019 and June 15, 2020 must be submitted on Supplemental Claim Forms between June 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020.
Total Settlement Amount: $32,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
$260,000 to be divided among eighteen class representatives
Burns Charest LLP
Case Name: Bhatia v. 3M Co.
Settlement Website: 3M Lava Ultimate Dental Crowns Settlement Website
Dental Crown Settlement Claims Administrator
c/o BrownGreer PLC
P.O. Box 26207
Richmond, VA 23260