Vindication, Or Spin? Philips Says Tests Confirm Safety Of Breathing Machines. Plaintiff Attorneys Argue Results Lack Credibility
Royal Philips says independent tests show its sleep therapy devices, which have been the subject of controversy since being recalled in June 2021, are safe and unlikely to harm patients. Attorneys representing patients suing the company call the results a shameless attempt to deflect blame.
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