Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep-related breathing disorder. While it mostly affects older males, females and children may also suffer from this possibly deadly condition. Those affected by OSA must therefore rely on CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV machines to get a better night’s rest.
You’ve likely heard of the Phillips CPAP lawsuit in which many models manufactured prior to April 21, 2021 have been recalled due to defects in the machine’s sound abatement foam which breaks down during use and can potentially release harmful gases such as benzene, formaldehyde, methylene chlorine, and/or other volatile organic compounds. Some Phillips CPAP users have even reported finding particles and black debris in the air circuits of their units.
They can enter the user’s airway, causing severe illnesses and life‑threatening injuries. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, lung damage, and/or a respiratory condition, one may have a valid product liability claim as a side effect of using the defective machines. Specifically they include: Cancer of the bladder, blood (like AML leukemia), brain, bone marrow, colon, esophagus, head, kidney, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, reactive airway disease (RAD) and Recurrent Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure).
So far, over 110 federal CPAP lawsuits have been filed but there are many thousands of other pending claims. Recent discovery has revealed that Philips had been aware of the defectively larynx, liver, lung, lymph nodes, malignant neoplasms, multiple myeloma, nasal, neck, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, rectum, sinus, soft palate, stomach, testicular, throat, thyroid, tonsils, and of the vocal cords.
Non-cancer cases that may also be eligible are: Pleural Effusion, Lung Disease, Liver disease/damage, Kidney disease/damage and other Lung Diseases/Conditions such as COPD, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease (which may include sarcoidosis, designed units for roughly three years before the recall yet failed to act promptly.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a serious health condition as outlined above, after using Phillips’ CPAP machines for at least 12 months, there may be an injury claim against them due to their defective medical devices. Contact us today (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968) for a free, no‑obligation consultation to see if we can help!