CPAP machines generally don’t cause cancer to people who use them. In fact, these machines usually reduce the risk of developing health problems or cancer. However, the recalled CPAP devices by Philips Respironics were found to cause cancer because of the foam’s potential release and toxicity.
If you used a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and developed health issues, a lawyer can help you seek compensation.
Getting Cancer from a CPAP Machine
What if the medical device you trusted to keep you safe at night was putting you at severe risk of cancer? This is the reality that millions of sleep apnea patients are facing because of the negligence of one manufacturer.
Philips recalled a long list of BiPAP machines, CPAP machines, and ventilators in June due to a problem related to the devices’ foam component. The recalled CPAP machines contain polyester-based polyurethane foam designed to reduce the machine’s sound and vibration levels.
This foam can release particles or toxic gases that can get in the machine’s air pathway, where they can be inhaled or swallowed. When this happens, these chemicals can cause respiratory failure, strokes, carcinogen exposure, chronic asthma, cancer, and other injuries to a person’s health.
The Philips CPAP Device Recall Is Classified As Class I
The FDA is classifying the Philips CPAP recall as Class I, meaning that the products can produce severe injury and death. If you developed an illness after using a recalled Philips CPAP device, you should connect with a lawyer immediately.
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Who Is Liable for My Injuries?
Philips Respironics would be liable since they produced the CPAP machines that caused toxic chemical and carcinogen exposures. Your attorney can help you file a lawsuit against Philips and its recalled CPAP machines.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
Recalled Philips Respironics CPAP machines have led to many diseases and symptoms for their users. If you’ve used one of these CPAP machines, you may have developed symptoms like these:
- Irritation to the eyes and skin
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart failure
- Respiratory failure
- Other respiratory conditions
Your compensation will depend on factors like the severity of your injuries, your level of suffering and pain, and how strong your case is. To give you an idea of what you could receive, though, settlements for Philips’ recalled CPAP machines have been between 100,000 and $500,000.
If you are looking to secure compensation that covers all your losses, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your case.
Is There a Deadline to File My Lawsuit?
Yes. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, any personal injury lawsuit should be filed within four years of the accident date. Otherwise, the case will no longer be valid in court. The sooner you file your personal injury lawsuit, the better for you, your lawyer, and your case.
Filing it ahead of time will allow your lawyer to collect time-sensitive evidence and potentially get you the financial help you need sooner.
Even if you were not diagnosed with cancer or another illness connected to your Philips CPAP machine, you can still speak with a lawyer. They can help you understand your rights and feel prepared in case you ever want to file.
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Our law firm’s experience in the field of personal injury will help you or your loved one by providing you with a solid case and strong representation in court. In addition, they’ll fight to recover all damages you’ve suffered because of Philips.
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At the end of the day, our team’s main goal is to help people who need it – to give a voice to victims of corporate negligence. Throughout our years of practice in the personal injury field, we’ve helped many people find justice. If you want to know if you have a strong case before moving forward with your lawsuit, contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at (855) 529-0269.
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