CPAP Machine Recall Leaves Many Sleep-Deprived, Worried
Consumers who rely on breathing machines to manage their sleep apnea may find it even harder to sleep these days, in light of a recall of their device. Philips’ recall of millions of its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and ventilators has impacted patients worldwide. The recall concerns the noise-dampening foam inside the devices that degrades over time, potentially releasing toxic chemicals into the user’s airways that may cause harm. Moreover, consumers and their physicians are left with a difficult decision whether to continue using the machines or not, as replacements or repairs may take a year or more.
Consumers have filed lawsuits across the country alleging adverse health conditions related to using a recalled CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator. Plaintiffs also allege that Philips knew of the problems with the foam for years, but did not act on warning consumers.
Can I File a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?
If you believe your cancer diagnosis, respiratory disease or other injury was a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator, call the experienced attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer today at (888) 984-7988 for a confidential consultation. It’s not too late to investigate your potential claim.