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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.”
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no question that impaired driving is a serious safety risk on our roads. Consuming any substance, whether it is alcohol, prescription meds or illicit drugs, impacts driving skills. It slows reaction times and your judgment, makes drivers more aggressive and reckless, and causes extreme drowsiness, all of which can lead to car accidents.
Bottom line, the decision to drive while impaired is truly one of gross negligence.
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.
Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is proud to announce that partner, Brian Franciskato, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Annual Convention in Las Vegas. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the AAJ’s Board of Governors who, during the past year, have been of special assistance to the President of the Association.
Witnesses to a car accident are asked to provide a statement about what they saw before the accident occurred, as it was occurring, and after. These statements can help corroborate your claims and the supporting elements of causation and liability, helping you prove the other driver was at fault. However, if they are not seen as a credible witness, he or she may end up hurting your case rather than helping.