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Serious Injuries Caused By Defective CPAP Machines

CPAP Injury Lawsuit Attorney

Lawyer Representing Clients with Serious Injuries Caused by Defective CPAP and BiPAP Devices

Do you use a CPAP machine to treat a sleep disorder? This form of therapy can be essential to ensure that you receive enough rest while sleeping and prevent complications related to sleep apnea. However, if you use a CPAP machine that was manufactured by Philips Respironics, you may have been affected by a serious safety issue. It was discovered that a foam used in this company's devices can break down over time, potentially causing users to be exposed to toxic substances.

In response to this issue, Philips has recalled millions of devices. This has left many people in an uncertain position, since replacements may not be immediately available. In addition to concerns about ongoing treatment, many CPAP users may have experienced serious illnesses or injuries because of their use of defective devices. If you have used one of the recalled devices, the attorneys of Colianni & Colianni, LLC can help you determine your legal options. Contact us at 412-680-7877 to discuss your case in a free consultation.

 

recalled devicesRECALLED DEVICES

CPAP Machines

  • CPAP machines: DreamStation, DreamStation Go, SystemOne 50 and 60 Series
  • BiPAP machines: DreamStation, DreamStation ASV, SystemOne ASV4
  • Continuous ventilators: Trilogy 100 and 200, A-Series BiPap V30 Auto Ventilator

CPAP Injuries and Illnesses

Users of the recalled CPAP machines may have inhaled foam particles, and they may have been exposed to toxic chemicals. These substances have been associated with a variety of serious health conditions, including:

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Respiratory failure
  • Cancer of the lungs, liver, kidneys, or other organs
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Liver or kidney failure
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications and birth defects

Legal Help With Mass Torts

mass torts

Millions of people have been affected by the CPAP recall. At Colianni & Colianni, LLC, we have helped numerous clients pursue compensation through mass torts involving multiple plaintiffs who are seeking compensation from companies that caused them harm. We also have extensive experience in cases involving injuries caused by toxic substances. With our understanding of the laws that affect these situations and the procedures followed in mass tort cases, we can ensure that you will be able to take the correct steps to hold a negligent company for your injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

questionWhat Should I Do if My CPAP Has Been Recalled?

Answer: You can consult with a doctor to gain an understanding of the risks that may affect you due to the continued use of a recalled device and determine whether alternative sleep apnea treatments may be available. You can also contact the manufacturer to begin making arrangements for receiving a replacement CPAP machine.

questionAre There Any Issues That Can Make a Defective CPAP Machine More Dangerous?

Answer: Philips has advised against using ozone or UV cleaning systems on CPAP machines or accessories, since this may cause foam to degrade more quickly. You should also avoid attempting to remove foam, and the addition of a filter is not recommended.

questionWas Philips Aware of the Safety Issues Affecting CPAP Users?

Answer: The FDA has uncovered information indicating that Philips was aware of issues related to the degradation of foam in CPAP machines. However, Philips continued to sell defective devices to consumers despite being aware of the risks of injury.

questionWhat Are the Legal Options for Those Affected by the CPAP Recall?

Answer: Some people have already initiated lawsuits against Philips seeking compensation for injuries or for the costs of replacing defective CPAP machines. If you have used a recalled device, you may be able to take legal action to recover compensation, or you may be able to join existing lawsuits or mass torts.

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