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What is a personal injury? This is a legal term that defines cases where one person has been harmed by another. This type of claim is generally based on negligence, where the defendant was careless or had no regard for the safety of others.
Are you still using one of the Philips defective CPAP, BiPAP or other ventilator machines? Have you experienced any serious health problems? Are you aware that the sound abatement foam can break down and lead to health problems?
Gathering the right evidence after a devastating truck accident is critical if you or your passengers are injured. Know that some of the essential evidence that may be needed is different from an accident involving passenger vehicles.
After recently conducting an inspection of a Philips Respironics manufacturing facility, the US FDA released an update related to the June 2021 Class I recall of Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPaP and other ventilators.
We are proud to announce that Brian S. Franciskato and Randy W. James were once again named as Top Attorneys by Thomas Reuters’ Super Lawyers.
In June, a voluntary recall by Philips Respironics, affecting millions of its devices, was issued due to potentially serious health risks related to its CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machines’ sound abatement foam. Since then, CPAP lawsuits have been filed by those who have suffered injuries after using the recalled devices.
At the scene of a car accident and, quite frankly, even days or weeks later, you and the other driver(s) involved may not view the accident in the same way. Who was at fault? How did the accident happen? One of the ways a personal injury lawyer may help resolve these questions is by retaining expert witnesses. Experts are typically sought to help determine two major aspects of a car accident: fault and damages.
In June of this year, Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall of several models of its CPAP, BiPAP, and other ventilator devices. With 93 proposed class-action lawsuits being filed by the end of September, a request was made to consolidate all claims before one judge for coordinated management as part of a multidistrict litigation. (MDL).
The Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) recently heard arguments concerning an MDL. The outcome? Due to the similarity of the claims, the JPML granted motions to consolidate the pretrial proceedings. As of October 8, 2021, there were more than 100 lawsuits filed against Philips.
In order to prove your case, your legal team may need to retain medical expert witnesses who can testify to certain facts and give their expert opinion such as in personal injury cases. One category of experts commonly used in personal injury cases is medical expert witnesses.
According to Johns Hopkins, “sleep apnea happens when upper airway muscles relax during sleep and pinch off the airway, which prevents you from getting enough air. Your breathing may pause for 10 seconds or more at a time until your reflexes kick in and you start breathing again.”