The CPAP settlement value varies according to each case, especially about the severity of health damages. Successful cases involving defective CPAP sleep apnea machines resulted in compensation.
In June 2021, Philips Respironics began recalling CPAP machines, ventilators, and BiPAPs produced between 2009 and April 26, 2021. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reaching out to these customers because these devices can cause severe health risks. If a defective product injured you, you are not alone; our lawyers are here for you.
What Is the Problem with the Recalled Philips CPAP and Ventilator Machines?
The recalled CPAP devices contain polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam, which reduces the vibration and sound of these devices. The foam breaks down and gets into the machine’s pathway, releasing toxic particles and substances.
The danger associated with Philips CPAP machines is users risk swallowing or inhaling the particles. This can cause health issues such as toxic effects, respiratory failure, and cancer. The FDA has classified the CPAP machines recall as Class I, which means the products can cause serious injury and even death.
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Do I Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action Against Philips Respironics?
Most states enforce timelines for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This usually means that a person must file a lawsuit within a few years of becoming injured. Every case is different, though. Your attorney can tell you about any options you might have to extend (toll) the time frame.
In addition, the sooner you start your case, the better, as it will give your lawyer more time and opportunity to investigate and collect enough evidence to build a strong case. Furthermore, it will give your lawyer the chance to complete this work before the due date stipulated by the statute of limitations. If you miss the statute of limitations deadline, you won’t receive compensation for any damages. Your lawyer will make sure your lawsuit will be filled in due time and meet any other deadlines if you give the firm sufficient notice.
Am I Eligible for Compensation from the Symptoms I Suffer After Using My CPAP?
If you or a loved one used a Philips Respironics CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, or ventilator and have suffered ill effects, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers could help with your case.
The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam can also cause:
- Other respiratory condition
- Irritation to the eye and skin
If you developed any of these (or other) symptoms after using a CPAP device, you could get legal compensation. Our lawyers will valuate your losses as they review your case.
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What Does It Cost to Hire Representation from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers?
Lawyers are usually paid by the hour, and it varies according to the law firm. One other method exists, though – contingency fee representation, adopted by our firm. This method is applied when a client cannot pay for a lawyer. Therefore, the lawyer’s payment is “contingent” upon seuring compensation for their client by winning the case. If you lose the case, you won’t need to pay any fee.
If you decide to hire our team using the contingency-fee method, here is how it works: You will need to pay a percentage rate which will be decided when you hire the lawyer. In the case of an award or settlement, this fee is a segment of the compensation you will receive when your case is concluded. If you don’t win, you won’t need to pay fees.
By using this method, your lawyer will be more motivated to secure damages and justice for you. There is no financial risk when hiring a lawyer through the contingency-fee method because even if your finances are minimal, you will be able to hire a professional.
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Can Your Firm Help Me Secure a Fair Valued Defective Philips CPAP Settlement?
Chalik & Chalik Law Offices was founded by Debi Chalik and Jason Chalik, who work with every client directly. Our main focus is on personal injury, covering accidents and injuries caused by negligence. Defective products fall in this category, as the manufacturer owes their customers safety when using their products.
Our priority is to act on behalf of the injured and help them get the appropriate compensation for their case. The firm’s personal injury attorneys are seriously committed to their clients’ cases by offering years of experience, personalized attention, and focus. In addition, at our firm, every potential client is entitled to a free consultation.
Has Your Firm Helped Others Victims of Defective Products Like Me?
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we have helped people who have suffered from various grievances, including defective products. You can browse our past clients’ testimonials to learn how we treat those who come to us for help.
Our firm will help you build a strong case, which will prove liability, fault, and the value of your damages. We also care about how the injuries affect your daily life and will seek damages like:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Medical costs (current and future)
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost wages and benefits
Those Using CPAPs and Ventilators for Life-Sustaining Purposes Have Options
You must speak to your doctor before stopping your use of a Philips CPAP or ventilator machine. Your medical team might determine that you are better off continuing to use your machine.
You can go to Philips’ website to register your machine and get your CPAP repaired or replaced. The company also honors returns if you purchased the machine within 30 days. You could begin a return with your MyPhilips Account.
Our Lawyers Will Take All Actions We Can to Help Your Family
If you suffered damages from using a defective Philips device and want to file a lawsuit, our team can help. We want to hold Philips Respironics, the company responsible for the Philips CPAP devices, accountable for the pain they have caused.
While we cannot give you an exact compensation value for a CPAP case at this time, we are ready to help you explore taking legal action for your losses related to the faulty Philips CPAP and ventilator machines. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269 today to begin your case. Obtain your free consultation with our staff members.
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