So far, there have not been any reported cases of people who have died directly from CPAP machines.
In June of 2021, Philips Respironics recalled CPAP machines, BiPAP machines, and ventilators fabricated between 2009 and April 26, 2021. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the CPAP machines recall as Class I, meaning that the damages can produce serious injury and even death.
The recall began from a harmful malfunction of the foam used to reduce the noise and vibration of the machine. The CPAP machines’ polyester-based polyurethane foam can release toxic gases and small particles through the air pathway. Users then can inhale or swallow the pieces or gas. If this happens, the user can develop symptoms and diseases such as respiratory failure, heart failure, chronic asthma, carcinogen exposure, and more.
If you or one of your loved ones have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and developed symptoms or diseases, you might be entitled to legal compensation.
How Much Compensation will I Receive?
Anyone who has developed symptoms or diseases after using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine could recover compensation. If you or one of your family members have used a CPAP machine, a BiPAP machine, or ventilators and developed ill effects, you could be entitled to legal compensation. The FDA reports the following symptoms associated with CPAP defects:
- Irritation of the skin, eye, and respiratory tract
- Respiratory conditions
- Evidence of toxic exposure in the organs
If any of these symptoms occurred during or after using a Philips machine, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers could handle your case. Previous lawsuits involving Philips Respironics CPAP sleep apnea machines have settled already. How much you receive will depend on the level of pain and suffering you sustained and how much we can prepare your case.
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When is the Deadline to File My Lawsuit?
The deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit will depend on the state you live in. Most timelines limit claimants to a few years to file personal injury lawsuits. Failure to file before the timeline ends would mean your case would no longer be admissible in court.
If you have suffered any personal injury accident, your best option is to report it as soon as possible. Filing your lawsuit in advance means that your lawyer will have more time to work on your matter, collecting the maximum evidence they can and building you the strongest possible case.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
Philips Respironics could be liable for your injuries. This is the party against whom you would file your lawsuit against Philips Respironics. It produced the ventilators, CPAP machines, and BiPAP machines recalled due to toxic chemical exposures and carcinogen exposure.
Since June, the company has recalled millions of CPAP machines that may have caused multiple diseases to their frequent users. Therefore, if you or one of your family members have used a CPAP machine and developed an illness, you could recover damages and secure justice. Our team can help you file a lawsuit against Philips Respironics and get your rightful compensation.
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How Can My Lawyer Help Me Take Action in My Philips CPAP Defect Case?
Our legal firm has decades of expertise in personal injury matters. Founded by lawyers Debi Chalik and Jason Chalik, we are committed to its clients. The Chaliks work with every client, and can visit accident or defect-related injury victims in Florida-based hospitals. Your lawyer will do the following for you:
- Secure evidence of your losses, like prescription records and pay stubs
- Negotiate with the other party for a fair settlement
- Take your case to court, if necessary
- Interview your loved ones to see how the defect has affected you
- Speak to your medical team to gain an understanding of your condition
- Handle all communication with the other party
- Keep you up-to-date throughout the case
- Answer your questions
- Protect your legal rights
The law firm specializes in all types of personal injuries, from medical malpractice and wrongful death to construction accidents, car accidents, and other kinds of negligence. Our firm’s main goal is to provide legal assistance to anyone injured who seeks legal compensation.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers brings relevant, professional experience for injured parties and their families. Over nearly two decades, we have provided clients with personalized attention, a strong focus on the case, and solid results in court. If you were hurt and want professional legal help, our team offers free consultations.
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What Does It Cost to Hire a Defective Philips CPAP Lawyer from Your Law Firm?
You can hire a lawyer from our team without paying upfront fees. We use a standard method in personal injury law practice, known as contingency fee payment. The system provides you with legal assistance, and you only pay your lawyers if you win your case.
The method works according to an agreement made by you and your lawyer, deciding on a percentage rate you will pay if you win or settle your case. If you lose your case, you don’t have to pay any legal fees to our team.
The contingency-fee method is an excellent option when hiring a legal representative, as your lawyer is guaranteed to do everything they can to win your case and get you fair compensation. On top of that, you will not have to pay a dime if you lose. Another bonus to this payment method is that your lawyer can use their knowledge and experience to your benefit while you spend time recovering.
How Many People has Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Helped?
Our team has helped countless people over the years. We provide results by building strong cases and bringing solid representation to your day in court. Your lawyer could even settle your case, so it does not make it to court.
You can read our past clients’ testimonials on our website to learn how we will treat you. We even offer free consultations where you can speak to our team members and get an idea of our firm’s culture. Call us at (855) 529-0269 today to speak to our representatives. You could recover damages from using the defective CPAP device, despite no one having died yet from the defect.
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