It is important that you are informed that Philips has announced a nationwide recall of almost all of their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices that were manufactured before 2021. If you have this device, then you must immediately discontinue your use of it and speak to a physician about the most appropriate option for your continued treatment. Then, you must consider whether you wish to file a claim against Philips. Follow along to find out whether you can sue for the Philips CPAP recall and how one of the proficient Baltimore County product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi can help you build a legal strategy.
Can I file a claim for the Philips CPAP recall?
Unfortunately, the FDA has announced that, so far, there have been 98,000 health events and 350 deaths reported in connection with the recalled Philips CPAP devices. The reasoning behind these health events and deaths is the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam that the devices use. It has been discovered that PE-PUR may release certain debris and chemicals that can lead to serious adverse events upon inhalation or swallowing.
And if you are one of these 98,000 individuals who have suffered from injuries or diseases, or if your loved one was one of these 350 deaths, then you may want to take legal action. Put simply, you may be able to file a claim if the following are applicable to your set of circumstances:
- You owned a Philips CPAP device that was manufactured before the year 2021.
- You used a Philips CPAP device for six months at a minimum.
- You were subsequently diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, lung damage, or cancer.
What evidence do I need for my Philips CPAP claim?
Just like any other personal injury claim, it will be helpful for your Philips CPAP claim if you gather a sufficient amount of evidence. Namely, this evidence should tie your injuries and/or diseases directly to your use of the Philips CPAP device. Such evidence may include the following:
- A prescription from your physician for the Philips CPAP device.
- A receipt from your purchase of the Philips CPAP device.
- Medical documents that state the severity of your injuries and/or diseases that surfaced after your use of the Philips CPAP device.
- Medical bills that state the cost of your required treatments for your incurred injuries and/or diseases.
- Statements made by doctors who have witnessed how your incurred injuries and/or diseases have affected your quality of life.
If you require assistance with collecting these pieces of proof, then you must reach out to one of the talented personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County. You can rest assured knowing that we will guide you through every step of the way.