The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently alerted users of CPAP machines of a voluntary recall by the machine’s manufacturer. This recall includes specific CPAP machine models and may entitle end-users to financial compensation. If your device is damaged and is part of the recall, we can help you prepare an individual or group case for compensation.
Learn more about what you need to know about the Philips CPAP machine recall and your potential options for financial recovery in this blog. Our law firm can help you prove your use of the device and the damage it caused to your health. We can also assign a financial value to your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Philips Recalled the CPAP machine
If your doctor prescribed the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, its intended purpose was to decrease or eradicate snoring and to prevent sleep apnea. Per Mayo Clinic researh, the device is designed to produce a continuous air pressure supply and maintain an open airway.
In June 2021, Philips Respironics, Inc. recalled its CPAP machine due to a flaw in the breakdown of its sound abatement foam — the part of the machine that reduces sound and minimizes vibration. When the foam breaks down, it can be swallowed by the end-user or result in exposure to dangerous chemical emissions. If that happens, the resulting foam debris and chemicals can lead to:
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
- Respiratory tract irritation
Damage from the device also includes damaged kidneys, liver, and exposure to possible cancer-causing agents. You can find a complete list of CPAP machines recalled on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website. If you were injured by using one of these machines, stop using it immediately and seek medical and legal help to understand your next steps.
Register Your CPAP Machine
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines follow the manufacturer’s recommendations that all users of recalled CPAP machines register their device. The manufacturer requests the registration so that an affected device can be repaired or replaced. Registering your device also provides us with another form of evidence that can be beneficial to your case.
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Damages You Can Recover from a CPAP Lawsuit
If your CPAP machine is on the recall list and your health is at risk by using the device, we can help you define and calculate your losses. Your case entitles you to seek economic and non-economic damages, which can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages and income
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
When we determine the value of your injuries, we also compile the evidence that proves it. Your proof will include before and after medical records, evidence of your use of the CPAP device, and your written prognosis. We compile and submit this evidence to reach a financial settlement that lets you avoid a lengthy and stressful trial.
How We Prove Your Right to Financial Recovery
If your CPAP device is a recalled model and your health suffered, we help you build a case that leads to compensation. We do that by performing the following on your behalf:
- Amass your evidence
- Explain the legal process
- Handle all paperwork
- Negotiate a fair settlement
We maintain a regular stream of communication and make sure you get regular updates about the progress of your CPAP recall case. We also make sure you understand the settlement process and your role in making the final settlement decision.
Every Client is Our Priority
It can be distressing and emotionally challenging when you are in the process of resolving a legal matter because a medical device that was supposed to improve your health damaged it instead. When we represent you in seeking compensation from the manufacturer, we do so with empathy and integrity. Previous clients say:
- “The staff at Laborde Earles is top notch.” — Kyle
- “I had the best experience with this firm.” — Kailey Guidry
- “The knowledge and professionalism within this firm is outstanding.” — Shane Fontenot
- “Laborde Earles provided excellent service when I needed help.” — Elizabeth Caillier
- “Laborde Earles took care of everything for me.” — Kat L
We help injured clients every day because we believe in holding negligent parties accountable for the consequences of their actions. We fight hard for the compensation you are entitled to and for an effective and smooth resolution to your case.
Contact Our Office to Receive a Free CPAP Recall Case Review Today
Our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will review your case and help you understand what you need to know about the Philips CPAP machine recall. We will also help you explore your options for financial compensation. Get help today by contacting one of our team members at (337) 777-7777.