Many people rely on CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea. However, some of these devices have been harming users for years. If you are dealing with a health condition related to a defective Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine, you could seek compensation.
Our Pembroke Pines Philips CPAP lawsuit lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we are prepared to stand up for your right to seek damages for medical bills and more.
Why Are Philips CPAP Machines being Recalled?
A polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) inside certain Philips CPAP machines was used to reduce noise and vibration, but this toxic foam could break down over time inside the devices. These particles could then be unknowingly inhaled or swallowed by a device user. These particles can off-gas dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can expose CPAP users to a risk of cancer and other health concerns.
The manufacturer of these recalled CPAP breathing machines, Philips Respironics, seems to have known about this dangerous foam for many years, but remained silent on the matter, per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Philips Respironics finally issued a recall in 2021. By then, countless people had been using these machines and were exposed to harm for years.
The FDA has labeled the Philips CPAP machine recall a Class 1 medical device recall. This means the recall is severe enough to damage your health or cause death.
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Your Eligibility to File a Lawsuit Against Philips Respironics
If after using a Philips CPAP machine you have experienced the following health problems, you may have a case to file a lawsuit against the company:
- Lung, kidney, liver, or colon cancer
- Lung damage or respiratory failure
- Developing of asthma or worsening of existing asthma
- Breathing difficulties or irritation/inflammation of airways
Our Pembroke Pines Philips CPAP lawsuit lawyers will help you gather all relevant documentation to prove that a defective machine led to your health condition. Then, working with your doctor, your lawyer will be able to show that your Philips CPAP machine was the root cause of your injuries.
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What Forms of Compensation Could I Seek in a CPAP Lawsuit?
Because you could be facing serious health problems related to a defective CPAP or BiPAP machine, you could be eligible to seek several forms of compensation. You shouldn’t have to pay for medical costs and other challenges that a Philips device caused.
Our team will investigate your case and explain if you could seek compensation for your:
- Medical bills: Whether you required trips to a doctor, diagnostic testing, medications, chemotherapy, surgeries, or other medical care, you could recover compensation for your costs. Our team will seek a recovery for your past, present, and future medical care needs.
- Lost wages: You could have missed days, weeks, or months from work. This loss is compensable.
- Reduced earning capacity: Your health condition may have forced you into a lower-paying job or forced you to reduce your hours.
- Pain and suffering: You could be experiencing serious pain and emotional challenges.
Punitive damages may also be awarded, which sends a strong message to the manufacturer that producing and selling hazardous products will not be tolerated.
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Why Choose Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for your Pembroke Pines Case?
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has been practicing personal injury and accident law since 1995. We have experience standing up for victims of injuries caused by major corporate entities, and we are not afraid to stand up for your rights against Philips Respironics. You can take a look at some of our highlighted case results to see how we’re won positive outcomes for past clients.
When you work with our team, you can expect to work directly with our partners, Jason and Debi Chalik. We treat our clients like family and give your case the one-on-one attention it deserves.
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How Soon do I Need to File a Lawsuit?
Under Florida law, you have four years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to explore your case, gather information, and help you start the path to financial recovery.
What do I Do If I Own a Recalled Philips CPAP Machine?
First, check the brand name of your CPAP machine. If it is a Philips, locate the serial number on the label on the bottom of the machine. Philips offers information about which devices were affected by the recall. If it turns out your machine is on the recall list, contact your doctor immediately to discuss your options and seek alternative treatments for your sleep apnea.
Your doctor may advise you to purchase another brand of CPAP machine that is safe to use or prescribe different types of treatment. Your new treatment may include wearing a retainer while sleeping or trying positional therapy, which involves wearing a device around your waist that ensures you sleep on your side instead of your back.
Once you attend to your health needs, you can contact our team to learn your next steps related to a CPAP lawsuit.
What Has Philips Respironics been Accused of?
It has been alleged that Philips Respironics:
- Purposefully concealed safety information until a recall was issued in June 2021
- Continued to sell questionable products and did not warn consumers
- Chose profits over the safety of their customers
When we take on your case, our CPAP lawsuit lawyers will show that a Philips device harmed you and that you deserve compensation.
Our Team Can Help You Begin Your CPAP Lawsuit Today in Pembroke Pines
You can receive a free consultation to learn how our Philips CPAP lawsuit lawyers can help you. During this free call, we can tell you if you have a valid case and what next steps you could take to get started seeking the justice you deserve. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we are ready to get to work for you from our Pembroke Pines office.
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