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Diamond~Massong Founder and Partner Judy Massong Retires

Diamond~Massong Founder and Partner Judy Massong has announced her retirement from the firm as of the beginning of 2022. Founder and Partner Maria Diamond will continue with the personal injury litigation work of the firm with her team. She has issued this statement: “I am grateful for my long association with my former partner and friend Judy Massong, who with her retirement has withdrawn from Diamond~Massong, PLLC. I wish Judy the very best and will continue to serve the greater Seattle community as Diamond~Massong, PLLC.

CPAP and BiPAP Sleep Apnea Machines

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is commonly prescribed to treat sleep apnea disorders. The machine sends a steady flow of oxygen into the mouth and nose while someone sleeps. In addition to CPAP devices, other breathing machines include APAP and BiPAP devices. They are all designed to help someone breath normally during sleep.

Diamond~Massong is investigating injury claims related to the use of Philips CPAP sleep apnea machines. In June 2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall for its CPAP and BiPAP machines, as well as for its mechanical ventilator devices, because of potential health risks due to the inhalation or injection of foam particles when the sound-reducing polyurethane foam liner degrades into particles. Philips estimates that 3 to 4 million devices may be affected, most of which are first-generation DreamStation products sold before April 2021.

Inhaling or swallowing the polyurethane foam particles can lead to serious, even life-threatening, injuries. If you or a loved one used a Philips sleep apnea machine for 6 months or longer and have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, including lung disease/damage, liver disease/damage, kidney disease/damage, or cancer, please contact Diamond~Massong for a free consultation.

Diamond~Massong Named a 2022 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Law Firm for the Seattle Metro Area

For the sixth year in a row, Diamond~Massong has been named a 2022 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs law firm in the Seattle metro area for the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.

To be eligible for a Tier One ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is currently recognized by Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro region. Both Maria Diamond and Judy Massong have received individual designations as Best Lawyers in the “Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs” category for 2022.

“Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collecting client and lawyer evaluations; peer reviews from leading attorneys in the same field; and reviews of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. These evaluations are combined into an overall score for each firm.

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2021 Super Lawyers

In July 2021, both Judy Massong and Maria Diamond of Diamond~Massong were once again selected for the 2021 Washington Super Lawyers list. Since its inception, both have been named to the list for over 20 years and have been named to the 50 Top Women and Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers lists over the years.

No more than five percent of Washington attorneys are selected for this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Annual selections use a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of attorneys, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers list is published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city/regional magazines and newspapers. For more information, go to: www.superlawyers.com.

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Diamond~Massong Named a 2020 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Law Firm in the Seattle Metro Area

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2020 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives two AAJ Awards at Annual Convention

Diamond~Massong named a 2020 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs law firm in the Seattle metro area

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Are Named Best Lawyers for 2020

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers

Medicare Liability Set-Asides: Mischief in the Making?

Diamond~Massong Chosen as 2019 Tier One Law Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives 2018 AAJ Award

Maria Diamond Cited for Outstanding Achievement by AAJ

Maria Diamond Authors Article on Ahlborn Medicaid Expansion Repeal

Diamond~Massong Chosen as a 2018 Tier One Law Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Maria Diamond Re-elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

Maria Diamond Receives AAJ Distinguished Service Award

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives 2016 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

Texas Jury Returns $498 Million Verdict Against Pinnacle Metal Hip Replacements

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2016

Maria Diamond Receives 2015 Weidemann and Wysocki Award

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2015 Super Lawyers

WSAJ Selects Maria Diamond for Professionalism Award

Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

Patient Deaths at Virginia Mason Medical Center Linked to Medical Scopes

$1.4 Billion Stryker Hip Settlement

Women at Risk for Cancer after Power Morcellation Surgery

Maria Diamond Elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Diamond and Massong Named 2014 Super Lawyers

Testosterone Treatments Linked to Heart Attacks, Clots, and Strokes

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014

Doctors Who Don't Speak Out

Heart Attacks: A Serial Killer of Women

Accolades: D~M Named to Best Law Firms List

Increasing the FDA's Recall Authority: An interview with Maria Diamond

Litigation: How Our Cars Got Safer

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““I am so grateful to Maria for the superior work she did representing my husband and me in our medical malpractice case. Not only was she extremely competent as our attorney, she amazed us with her ability to keep a cool head during intense depositions by opposing counsel. Maria’s excellent negotiation skills enabled us to settle our case before going to trial. And her knowledge and skills made a difficult and emotional process much easier to handle. Maria was supportive every step of the way, and for that we are truly grateful. We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her to family and friends.” Karen and George Sickel
Brinnon, WA

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