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Miriam Fresco Agrait one of Philips CPAP Injury Attorneys Appointed in Federal MDL

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U.S. District Judge handling all Philips CPAP injury lawsuits and has appointed a group of 33 attorneys to oversee the litigation, anticipating complicated legal proceedings over recalled sleep apnea devices used by millions of Americans.

U.S. District Judge handling all Philips CPAP injury lawsuits and has appointed a group of 33 attorneys to oversee the litigation, anticipating complicated legal proceedings over recalled sleep apnea devices used by millions of Americans.

Miriam Fresco AgraitWe are proud and honored that Miriam Fresco Agrait a Partner at Rubenstein Law is part of the team appointed to oversee the litigation. Miriam has been involved in litigation and trial work for over 10 years, representing plaintiffs in cases involving defective products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

A recall of 15 million Philips Respironics devices was issued back in 2017, due to a toxic polyester-based sound abatement foam that degraded over time. The black particles released by the foam have been found to have permeated sleep apnea patients' airways and are toxic and unsafe.

If a foam material other than polyester-based polyurethane was used, many of these injuries could have been avoided. As personal injury attorneys continue to investigate, we are expecting tens of thousands of cases in the coming years.

A centralized litigation, MDL, was created in the Western District of Pennsylvania to handle cases with common issues that apply to all cases and determine if juries will be receptive to certain evidence.

In a bid to streamline legal proceedings, Judge Conti has appointed attorneys to various leadership positions. They will take actions like filing motions, taking depositions of common witnesses, and handling bellwether trials.

The judge mentioned that there would be many contested issues and large numbers of cases involved, meaning that the court had received at least 75 applications from Philips CPAP attorneys seeking leadership positions in the MDL.