Project: Medical Device Litigation - CPAP Litigation
Role: Legal Assistant
Status: Contract Assignment
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ - Philly Area
This firm 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.
Overview of the role:
A recall of ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines due to 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.