CPAP machines are widely used for sleep apnea and many other obstructive conditions so that the patient can sleep peacefully. But the Philips CPAP machines are often associated with lung injuries and cancer. And that is why there are numerous lawsuits that claim damage from Philips. If you have been using any medical device and that causes some injury or other issues, then you get to file a case claiming compensation. In such cases, where CPAP machines are responsible for your lung injuries and cancer, you need to consult a West Virginia CPAP lawyer right away.
At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we have been fighting for the patients who have been using Philips CPAP machine and are currently getting treated for lung injury and cancer. We are a renowned firm and our Cleveland CPAP lawyer will fight your case diligently so that you get the right compensation from the manufacturing company.
Things To Know About Philips CPAP Lawsuits
On June 14, 2021, Philips has issued a voluntary recall of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machine and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure or Bi-Pap and mechanical ventilator devices. The manufacturing company has identified that the polyester-based polyurethane used for these machines can cause people to inhale and ingest toxic gas and even carcinogen substances.
According to reports and testing, Philips has determined that the component can degrade into particles that enter the device’s air pathway. Thus the user will ingest it. Also, the foam might off-gas harmful chemicals.
The cases are files as the company in their CPAP user manual for the first generation DreamStation product family, which has the most number of defective devices, has failed to warn the users of the potential risk of using the machine.
Possible Side Effects and Injuries
Philips, the manufacturing company, has reported a series of possible problems and injuries that can happen due to the foam degradation in the CPAP machine and Bi-level PAP devices. If you or your loved one have/has been using these devices, the following problems can happen:
- Possible effects of ingesting carcinogen
- Effects of inhaling toxic gas
- Issues with respiration
- Effects on kidney liver and other organs
- Irritation in the respiratory tract, eye and skin
Along with all of these issues, Philips has reported black particles in the air path circuit of the CPAP machine. The manufacturing company has received complaints of chest congestion, sinus infection, infection and upper airway irritation.
Off gassing can also pose some serious risks including:
- Possible effects of a carcinogen or cancer detection
- Toxic effects
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irritation in eye, skin and respiratory tract
What Compensation Will You Get
When you are filing the lawsuit against the manufacturing company for providing the defective devices and their failure to warn you i.e. the user, you can get the following compensations:
- Medical bills payments for the past and future for damage and treatment
- Cost of physical injuries and mental trauma due to the experience
- Wage loss due to the injuries and infections
- Economic losses due to the injury or cancer
- Punitive damage if applicable
Consult West Virginia CPAP lawyer
At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, you will get to discuss the case with experienced West Virginia CPAP lawyer Sean Logue. He will ensure that you get the rightful justice for your suffering and the sheer negligence from the manufacturing company. For a free consultation, call today.