Legal Assistant – CPAP Litigation

Project: Medical Device Litigation –  Legal Assistant, CPAP Litigation

Status: Contract to Hire or Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Onsite in NYC Office

Shift: Mon - Friday, 9a to 6p, 35 hours a week

Contract Duration: about 3 to 4 months


Firm Overview:

This firm in particular is dedicated to bringing justice to all, representing clients from under-served communities and low-income areas. If you are interested in contributing to a mission-driven organization and making an impact in the lives of individuals that have been mistreated, this could be a great experience.


Project Overview:

The CPAP litigation is up to 3500 cases; it is a massive recall – between 4 million to 15 million devices.


Some information about the litigation:

In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled certain ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines because of potential health risks.

The polyester-based polyurethane foam used in these devices to reduce sound and vibration can break down.

If this occurs, black pieces of foam, or certain chemicals that are not visible, could be breathed in or swallowed by the person using the device.

These issues could potentially result in serious injury, which can be life-threatening and require medical intervention to prevent permanent injury.

The foam issue may get worse in hot and humid settings, and by using ozone cleaners or other cleaning methods not recommended by the manufacturer.



Bachelor's Degree

Comfortable with heavy phone volume

Strong communication skills