Philips Prefers Consolidation of CPAP Product Liability Cases in D. Mass. But Would Agree to E.D. Pa.
John P. Lavelle, Jr., at MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP, representing Koninklijke Philips N.V.’s U.S. affiliates Philips North America LLC and Philips RS North America LLC, supports consolidation of at least 32 lawsuits and all future cases and centralize them in one judicial district with one federal judge overseeing coordinated litigation. On June 14, 2021, Philips recalled many of its breathing assistance products. The recalled products include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (“CPAP”) machines, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (“BiPAP”) machines, and ventilators. In connection with the recall, Philips disclosed that noise dampening PE-PUR foam contained in these devices could release…
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