Phillips recently announced a recall of various CPAP machines because of their technical difficulties due to the health risks they posed. If you’re suffering from health risks after using one of their CPAP machines, Shouse Law Group, a law firm handling CPAP cases, can help you fight your case.
What is Philips Recall Lawsuit?
The Dutch multinational company Philips has recalled some of its CPAP products because of defects in design. Each of these models has faults that cause users to inhale small foam particles, the use of which may lead to serious health hazards.
The three kinds of machines recalled are-
- Mechanical ventilators
- Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure or Bi-Level PAP
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP
All these machines contain sound-absorbing foam, which is made up of polyester-based polyurethane or PE-PUR. When the machine is used, this foam reportedly breaks into microparticles and flows in the air.
These particles in the air can get inhaled or swallowed by the users. They can also emit health-threatening chemicals.
These degraded foam particles can cause severe effects on the human body, including cancer, lung and respiratory problems, and other diseases.
If you have recently used or come in contact with any of the machines mentioned above, here’s a list of health hazards that could happen.
- Respiratory failure
- Brain/lung/liver/kidney/prostate/etc cancer
- Inhalation injury
- Heart attack
- Reactive airway disease (RAD)
These are a few diseases that could occur. Therefore it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor if you have been using those machines.
Will victims get compensation?
Absolutely. When manufacturing defaults occur, the company is obligated to compensate the consumers for their loss. The amount you will receive will be decided by how significant your injury is. A cancer patient is entitled to be paid a 6-figure payout or more.
To ensure you get the payout you deserve, experienced lawyers from Shouse Injury Law Group can help you strategize your best defense.
You can ask for compensation for the following-
- Medical expenses. This varies from disease to disease. This includes surgeries, medications, breathing devices, or others if required.
- Salary from work. You can ask them for your monthly salary as you would not be able to work due to your injury.
- Potential loss of career. If the injury is too big, it may cause one never to be able to return to work again. That way, the company is obligated to pay them enough to cover their future expenses.