Philips CPAP Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Philips CPAP Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

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.

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Who are Medical Expert Witnesses?

Who are Medical Expert Witnesses?

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 experts witnesses.

The Medical Expert Witness

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What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

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.”

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Toxic Foam Leads to Defective Philips CPAP Devices

Toxic Foam Leads to Defective Philips CPAP Devices

In June of this year, we heard about a voluntary recall made by Philips Respironics of potentially serious health risks related to several of its CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator devices caused by the machines’ sound abatement toxic foam.

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8 Things that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

8 Things that Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

If you are planning to file a personal injury claim, knowing the following things can help lead you to a successful outcome. Of course, there is no guarantee on that, but they can help you avoid making some costly mistakes that may limit what you can recover or get your claim denied or dismissed.

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Paying Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement

Paying Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement

When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it could take months before a settlement amount is agreed upon and the negligent driver’s insurance pays it out. In the meantime, medical bills are piling up.

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205,000 Philips Breathing Machines Vulnerable to Toxic Foam

205,000 Philips Breathing Machines Vulnerable to Toxic Foam

Philips Respironics CPAP

On June 14, 2021, a voluntary recall was announced affecting three to four million Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices due to potentially serious health risks related to the machine’s sound abatement foam.

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Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard, a popular intrauterine birth control device used by thousands of women, is prone to breakage and fracturing, which can lead to serious complications. And, there is evidence that the maker, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been aware of this issue since at least 2013.

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Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving

There is no question that impaired driving is a serious safety risk on our roads. Consuming any substance, whether it is alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs, has an impact on your driving skills. It slows your coordination, judgment, and reaction times makes drivers more aggressive and reckless, and leads to extreme drowsiness, all of which puts everyone on the road in harm’s way.

Bottom line, the decision to drive while impaired is truly one of gross negligence.

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Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

One in 15 adults in the United States – roughly 18 million people – suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. One of the most common treatments is using a CPAP machine which keeps the airway open with a gentle, constant stream of pressurized air. However, in June, millions of CPAP and other breathing devices made by Philips Respironics were recalled due to possible health risks and potential dangerous sound abatement foam.

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