Filing a Claim for an Injury Caused by the Phillips CPAP
Long-term use of Philips CPAP/Bipap could cause frightening symptoms and dangerous side effects for users with sleep apnea. By August 2022, over 70,000 reports of defective CPAP devices were received by the Food and Drug Administration. Serious conditions involving these defective machines included pneumonia, cancer, chest pain and asthma as well as others. The number of deaths reported by using these machines was around 168.
The Number of Injury Claims Is Still Growing
In the years ahead,the number of Philips CPAP recall lawsuits is likely to grow as more individuals file suit. So what makes these CPAP machines so dangerous? Sound-dampening foam was used inside millions of the Philips DreamStation, Bipap, CPAP and other ventilator devices sold from 2009 to April 2021. Because that foam deteriorates with time, it causes those using the machines to inhale dangerous chemicals and particles as they sleep.
Recovering Compensation Caused by a CPAP Machine
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective Phillips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation by joining a mass tort lawsuit against the manufacturer. These types of lawsuits join those who have suffered similar injuries due to a defective device or other product, which allows them to provide a compelling argument to the court to win compensation. Patients who have been harmed by these devices may suffer from a variety of injuries, including pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrhythmia and even death.
Contact a personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. An experienced attorney will fight for your right to compensation, collect the evidence to support your claim and calculate your losses.
What Types of Injuries Have Been Linked to Sleep Apnea Machines?
Defective Sleep Apnea Machines Have Been Linked to:
- Cancer of the lung, kidney, bladder, colon, liver and others
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis and other types of lung injuries
- Asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory conditions
When Will the Cases Be Heard in Court?
The lawsuit is in its early stages, and discovery is still ongoing. This means there is still time for you to join the class action lawsuit. Injury claims are wide-ranging, so the amount of compensation you recover may be based on the seriousness of your trauma.
If you have been harmed by a defective CPAP machine, contact a personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal options. An experienced attorney will fight for your rights and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Diaz Law Firm – Mass Tort Attorneys
Contact the Diaz Law Firm for help with your CPAP injury. We represent clients nationwide to help them obtain damages. You can reach us for a free consultation and review of your case at (800) 459-2222 or by contacting us online. Don’t try to go it alone when there is so much at stake. Remember, we charge you nothing unless we win your case.