It was in June 2021 when Phillips recalled millions of its Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP). The reason behind such a recall was the faulty and toxic foam that users inhaled during their sleep. These machines were made for patients suffering from sleep apnea. It helped in continuous breathing giving the patient a sound sleep without breathing obstructions.
The company warned the consumers not to use the defective CPAP machines by Philips as the toxic foam was unhealthy to inhale. Many issues were occurring like hypersensitivity, nausea, headache, and irritation. In a single month, there were dozens of lawsuits filed against the company. Users say that Philips is not moving fast in replacing those foams.
Filing Lawsuit And Settlement Procedure:
A huge population is dependent on CPAP & BiPAP machines to breathe and sleep peacefully. It is a boon for patients suffering from sleep apnea. If you are one of them who was affected by the defective CPAP machines by Philips; you can file a lawsuit and claim for settlement in three steps:
Check Whether Your Device Was Recalled Or Not:
As you know that Philips has recalled millions of CPAP & BiPAP faulty pieces that unfortunately generated cancer-causing compounds. It was directly inhaled and then swallowed by the user while sleeping. There was no concrete timeline given by Philips to repair these machines. You need to check out whether your machine was recalled or not.
Take a look at the FDA list of recalled Philips CPAP & BiPAP machines. Compare your make and model with the list. Once you check out whether your machine was recalled, you can proceed further to the next step. There should be accurate medical reports supporting your evidence.
Related Injury By The Defective CPAC Device:
There should be related injuries supporting your case. There should be a serious injury like pulmonary fibrosis or inhalation of PE-PUR particles. Experts should prove a link between the use of the recalled device and the lungs related issues developed after its use. However, you cannot definitively link any cancer inside the body with the use of defective CPAC machines.
Each cancer type has a different latency period. At present, there are many types of cancer being reviewed by the experts in the case. It is said that the latency period of cancer by using defective CPAC machines is one year. It means the timeframe to develop cancer inside the body is one year from the date of use of defective CPAP machines by Philips.
Contact a CPAP Attorney:
It’s the third step where your attorney will handle the rest. Give them your complete details. Convey them about how you have suffered physically by using the defective CPAP machines. They will file a lawsuit and legally fight for your settlement in court. Since they are experts in handling such cases; they can also recover medical bills, and lost wages if any.
Are you one of the victims of the faulty CPAP machine? Contact your attorney immediately for a lawsuit and compensation.