If you’re like most people, you expect the things you purchase and use to work as intended. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, but in most cases, it’s simply a waste of money and there’s no significant harm done. However, when things like medical devices are defective, people can sustain critical injuries or even lose their lives. In June of 2021, the Philips CPAP machine was recalled, as a result of many people sustaining respiratory harm due to the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam found in the CPAP. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated San Antonio, Texas defective medical devices lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group to learn more about these lawsuits and how we can help if you’ve sustained damages due to no fault of your own. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the CPAP recall lawsuit about?

Essentially, the company Philips Respironics is facing litigation due to a design defect in their CPAP, as well as the failure to warn users of the potential health risks associated with the product. When the CPAP is in use, the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam in the device can produce harmful chemicals that those using the device will then inhale, which, over time, can lead to a great deal of harm.

What are some of the most common side effects of using the Philips CPAP?

Individuals who’ve used the CPAP machine have incurred a wide range of side effects, but some of the most common include respiratory conditions, such as pulmonary fibrosis, as well as lung damage, and, in the worst cases, cancer. This is unacceptable. If this has happened to you or a loved one, our firm is here to help.

What damages can I recover in a CPAP lawsuit?

As long as we can prove that you were harmed as a direct result of using this defective CPAP, you should receive compensation to help cover the cost of the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred. Some common examples of economic damages can include the cost of medical bills and the cost of lost past and future wages. On the other hand, examples of non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more.

The bottom line is that if you believe you were harmed as a result of using this defective CPAP and wish to file a product liability claim, our firm is here to help. Contact Sahadi Legal Group to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team today.