Philips CPAP Lawsuit
Philips Respironics is a device used by many who suffer from sleep apnea. However, instead of assisting them in sleep, the device caused cancer in many users. It can be extremely frustrating to put your trust in a company and their medical device, only for it to create severe health issues.
If you were injured as a result of the Philips sleep apnea machine, we want to help. Dubo Law has a team of attorneys to fight on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call (443) 275-6345 today for a free case review.
Philips CPAP And Sleep Apnea Machines
Philips recalled millions of CPAP and other sleep apnea machines after a machine defect caused many users to breathe toxic foam. The ingestion of this foam cause major health problems, such as cancer. In addition, many users reported headaches, upper airway irritations, coughing, chest pressure, sinus infections, asthma, damage to their liver and kidneys, nausea, vomiting, and increased breathing problems.
Ongoing Class Action Litigation
In June 2021, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Philips in Massachusetts. It was alleged that Philips knew about the toxic foam and its effects. People claim that the issue existed for many years. However, Philips neglected to issue a public warning until April of 2021. It took Philips another two months before recalling the devices, which coincidentally occurred around the time that their newest device was released. Many patients desperately rely on these devices and had no choice but to purchase the newer machine. Consequently, Philips continued to profit throughout the entire process.
The Two Prongs of the Philips Lawsuits:
People filed lawsuits against Philips because the devices that Philips sold to the public were defective and dangerous. The foam used was so toxic that it caused cancer.
Failure to Advise or Warn of Dangers
In addition to selling defective and dangerous products, but they also failed to promptly warn the public of the risks. Philips was aware of the defects for years, as a number of allegations exist of users complaining of health issues as a result of the foam. At the very least, Philips became aware of the issue in April 2021 and neglected to issue a recall until the middle of June 2021. Philips, having knowledge of the risks involved, allowed people to continue to buy and use the machines for at least two months.
If you were injured as a result of the Philips sleep apnea machine, let us help you. Dubo Law has a team of personal injury attorneys to fight on your behalf. Don’t wait to reach out to us. Call (443) 275-6345 now for a free case review.
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