Many people rely on CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator devices to help provide undisturbed, restful sleep, or to help prevent serious or potentially fatal respiratory issues during sleep. Users who rely on these devices to help maintain their health and quality of life trust that manufacturers have designed and constructed safe machines. Unfortunately, one large manufacturer of these devices has announced that they are recalling numerous models of their CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines due to a dangerous and potentially fatal defect. If you have been harmed because of a defective machine, a CPAP lawsuit attorney can help you explore your rights to recover compensation.
At Team Law, our dedicated attorneys have been fighting for the interests of injured clients for more than 60 years. We practice law because we want to help people, not corporations. When you have been harmed by someone or some corporation who refuses to make things right, our firm will work hard to secure the accountability you deserve. If you have suffered injury or developed a medical condition due to a defective CPAP device, turn to our firm today for a free initial case review to learn more about your legal rights and options from a knowledgeable CPAP lawsuit attorney on our legal team.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had recently ordered a recall of certain CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices manufactured by Philips Respironics. These machines are being recalled after Philips discovered that the sound insulation foam incorporated into the devices was breaking down and entering the air delivery system of the machines. The company found that foam particles could end up being inhaled into users’ airways, or the foam could break down into potentially toxic chemicals that could be breathed in by users.
Philips has been accused of being aware of the risks caused by the defective foam insulation long before issuing public warnings and recalls of the affected devices. Users have reported advising the company for years about foam particles or debris in the airpath tubing of their CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machines.
If foam particles or toxic chemicals caused by the breakdown of the foam insulation of Philips’ CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machines get into the airway path of the machine and is inhaled by a user, it can lead to a wide variety of health conditions, including:
Many of these conditions can cause permanent damage and lifelong health impacts after a user is already suffering from conditions that require the use of CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator. In some cases, conditions triggered by defective Philips devices can even become fatal. If you have used Philips devices and experienced respiratory or other health issues, you may be entitled to pursue compensation against the manufacturer.
Pursuing a product liability claim after being harmed due to a defective device can be a complex, time-consuming process. While you are recovering from injuries or medical conditions caused by a defective CPAP, let a CPAP lawsuit attorney from Team Law go to work to hold Philips accountable for putting defective dangerous products on the market by:
After you’ve suffered physical or medical harm because of a defective CPAP machine that you rely on for your health and quality of life, don’t delay seeking the compensation you need and deserve. Contact a CPAP lawsuit attorney from Team Law for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how our firm can assist you with securing financial recovery and accountability from your machine’s manufacturer.
If you have been injured because of a defective CPAP machine, you may be entitled to pursue a products liability case that may allow you to recover compensation for expenses and losses such as medical bills to treat conditions you may have suffered, costs of long-term care for chronic illnesses, replacement costs to obtain a new CPAP machine, pain and suffering due to illnesses, or reduced quality of life or life expectancy.
Under the statute of limitations for product liability claims, you typically have two years from the date that you were injured by a defective CPAP machine (or the date that you discovered that you had suffered harm because of your defective machine) to file a lawsuit to pursue a claim for financial compensation.
If you own one of the recalled Philips devices, you should speak with your doctor as soon as possible regarding whether you should discontinue the use of your device until you can obtain a replacement device or a repair kit for your existing device. You should also be examined by your doctor for any injuries you may have sustained or medical conditions you may have developed due to using a defective CPAP. Next, you should also remember to preserve your CPAP or photograph its condition before returning the machine or using a repair kit, so that you have proof of its defective condition. Finally, you should make time to speak with a CPAP lawsuit attorney from TeamLaw about your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim against Philips.
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