BR&B Partner Appointed to Science Experts Subcommittee in CPAP Consumer Class Action

3/3/2022 - In early March, 2022, Barrack partner Stephen R. Basser was appointed to the plaintiffs’ “Science/Experts Sub-Committee” in the In re Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level and Mechanical Ventilator Products Liability Litigation class action being litigated in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. This is an important plaintiffs’ sub-committee responsible for developing the scientific evidence and expert witness testimony regarding the alleged defective CPAP, bi-level and mechanical ventilator products manufactured and sold by Philips – about 4 million units – to consumers suffering from sleep apnea and related sleep disorders. The products have been recalled due to alleged potential adverse health problems, including cancer, caused by inhaling toxic particles as the foam insulation incorporated into the product that is used for sound abatement degrades and flows through the air pathways through which users breathe.

For more information about this case, please contact Mr. Basser at sbasser@barrack.com.