HarrisMartin’s Philips CPAP, BiPAP & Ventilator MDL Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, December 14, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Sponsored by Beasley Allen

Lunch Sponsored by Beasley Allen

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1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Introduction

Beau Darley, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL
Sandra L. Duggan, Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia


1:05 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Overview of Defendants and Timeline of Events

• Defendants
• Devices Affected (Quantity Recalled 4m v. 15m.)
• Timeline of Events

Beau Darley, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL
Ron A. Austin, Ron Austin Law, Harvey, LA


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What’s Going on With This Foam?

• Reports from Philips
• Degradation and Off-Gassing
• Sound Abatement Foam in the Air Pathway
• Moisture, Humidity, Ozone
• PE-PUR Foam vs. Silicone Foam

Kimberly Barone Baden, Motley Rice, Mount Pleasant, SC
Erin K. Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Preservation Update

• Progress/Updates on Preservation
• Status of Preservation Order

Kimberly Barone Baden, Motley Rice, Mount Pleasant, SC
Brendan A. McDonough, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Adam Polk, Girard Sharp, Pittsburgh


2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Liability – How Long Has Philips Known About These Issues?

• FDA 483 Report
• Notice
• History of Non-Compliance

Troy Bouk, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL
Ann E. Rice Ervin, Motley Rice, Mount Pleasant, SC


3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Update on Science

• TDI and Cancer
• TDI and Lung Injuries
• Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of Other Chemicals Released
• Potential Cases to Investigate Based on Science

Brendan A. McDonough, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Jonathan A. Knoll, Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis
Sindhu S. Daniel, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, DE


3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Establishment of MDL and Status of Filed Cases

• Brief History of MDL Creation
• Hon. Joy Flowers Conti Background – MDL History, Standing Orders/Rules
• Status of Filed Cases
• Service Issues – Waivers/Forms for Domestic and Foreign Entities
• So-Clean Class Cases / Suit Against Philips
• PTO 1 and Class Rep and Client Info Needed for Preservation

Sandra L. Duggan, Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia
Shanon J. Carson, Berger Montague, Philadelphia
Steven A. Schwartz, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP, Haverford, PA
Adam Polk, Girard Sharp, Pittsburgh


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Class Complaints, Relief Sought, and Anticipated Challenges

• Causes of Action Asserted
• Class Relief Sought – Refunds and Medical Monitoring
• Nationwide Classes and Subclasses
• Anticipated Challenges
• Cash Benefit v. Services/Tests for Medical Monitoring
• Case-Wide Discovery
• Personal Injury Cases
• Personal Jurisdiction over Koninklijke Philips N.V.
• Venue Issues

Sandra L. Duggan, Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia
Shanon J. Carson, Berger Montague, Philadelphia
Steven A. Schwartz, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP, Haverford, PA
Adam Polk, Girard Sharp, Pittsburgh
Rachel Soffin, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC, Knoxville, TN


4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ending Remarks

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Party

Networking Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Archer and Velawcity.

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