Each year, thousands of people are injured or become critically ill because of defective medical equipment or medications. Robert Peirce & Associates has an entire team dedicated to representing clients who have dealt with serious consequences resulting from faulty medical equipment.
Many of us rely on medical technology to help improve our lives and many lives have been saved because of the advances made in modern medicine. Unfortunately, when a device does not work or does not work as expected, patients are likely to suffer.
Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled several DreamStation sleep apnea machines manufactured by Philips Respironics. 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 causing potential harm and serious illness.
Attorney Aaron Rihn is a partner at Robert Peirce & Associates and a leading expert in class action, defective medical equipment, and mass tort cases. 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.
Recently, Rihn was appointed co-liaison counsel for the Philips CPAP recall Multi-District Litigation, a highly sought-after position, in which he will be working in a leadership capacity. Rihn will assist other personal injury plaintiff’s attorneys in the fight for justice and compensation for those harmed by Philips CPAP machines.
Rob Peirce, managing partner at Robert Peirce & Associates commented on the appointment: “Aaron has shown himself over the years to be at the forefront of class action and mass tort litigation. His expertise will be a benefit not only to clients of our firm, but clients nationwide who have been injured or who have died as a result of a defect in the Philips CPAP products. As liaison counsel Aaron will work to ensure that every plaintiff involved in the litigation gets the exceptional representation, they both need and deserve.”
The defective Philips CPAP machines have been linked to the following:
- Trouble breathing
- Asthma attacks, new or worsening
- Lung damage, irritation, and inflammation
- Respiratory failure
- Kidney and liver disease
- Heart attack
- Cancer of the kidney, liver and colon
“There are many people who are suffering health issues and facing mounting medical and hospital bills as a result of using the DreamStation sleep apnea machines,” said Rihn. “The consequences can be devastating, and people deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering. While it may not make up for the injuries endured, it can help overcome any financial hardship and losses related to them,” said Rihn.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a recalled Philips CPAP machine, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
For over 40 years, Robert Peirce & Associates has been providing supportive and compassionate legal representation to people who have been injured or became ill because of faulty medical devices. Contact Aaron Rihn at Robert Peirce & Associates for guidance and expert legal counsel regarding the recalled Philips CPAP machine. Call Aaron today at (844) 383-0565 for a no-obligation consultation.