A federal judge in Pittsburgh told a roomful of lawyers on Wednesday that she expects the multidistrict litigation over recalled Philips breathing machines to become the largest of her career.

At an initial status hearing, Senior Judge Joy Flowers Conti addressed more than 100 lawyers, some in her courtroom and others appearing remotely. She said the lawsuits, which include both class actions and personal injury cases, as well as medical monitoring claims, are complex.

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