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Attorney D. Aaron Rihn Appointed as Co-Liaison Counsel for Philips CPAP Recall Class Action


The legal team at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney D. Aaron Rihn has been appointed as co-liaison counsel for the Philips CPAP recall class action lawsuit, sharing liaison oversight of the entire multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Attorney Rihn’s appointment is a great privilege, as competition for the position was fierce. He is honored to assist other personal injury plaintiff’s attorneys in the fight to win justice and compensation for those harmed by Philips Respironics CPAP machines.

About the Case

Upon uncovering health risks, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled several DreamStation sleep apnea machines manufactured by Philips Respironics. In particular, it found that the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam would often break down, allowing chemicals and black debris to be swallowed and/or inhaled.

The defective Philips CPAP machines have been linked to:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Asthma attacks, new or worsening
  • Lung damage, irritation, and inflammation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia
  • Cancers of the kidney, liver, and colon

Philips must be held accountable for putting a defective medical device out to market. The PE-PUR sound abatement foam was meant to reduce sound and vibration for the user, not put them at risk of suffering a variety of injuries.

Read the complete list of recalled Philips sleep apnea machines here.

Attorney Spotlight: D. Aaron Rihn

A partner at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., Attorney Rihn takes on a leading role in our premier Pittsburgh law firm’s complex litigation matters. From civil rights cases to class actions, to appellate matters, and more, he never fails to deliver top-tier, award-winning advocacy. His previous work in MDLs includes his appointment to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Federal Prempro MDL.

Attorney Rihn has recovered over $50 million for clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia over the years, making him a proven advocate for the victims of negligence.

To learn more, please visit his bio online.

Were You Injured? Call (844) 383-0565

If you or someone you love has been injured by a recalled Philips CPAP machine, you may be eligible for financial compensation. This may not make up for your injuries, but it can help you overcome any financial hardship and losses related to them. For example, you could be compensated for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.

At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we help injured clients maximize their compensation. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars in client compensation in the past 40+ years. With a track record of success and decades of experience, we are prepared to go to bat for you.

When you are ready to schedule a free consultation, send us a message online or call (844) 383-0565. We accept cases in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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