Faulty or harmful medicine and medical equipment are among the primary catalysts to mass tort lawsuits. These products can cause lasting damage, chronic pain, and financial troubles. One of the most widespread mass tort claims involving medical equipment concerns CPAP machines and the harmful materials used in the manufacturing of some models.
The polyester-based polyurethane foam component used on several of the most popular Philips CPAP and BiPAP machines has been linked to lung injuries and even cancer. The trained Ohio mass tort lawyers at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP are here to assist you with your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to join the growing list of plaintiffs and do your part in securing compensation for yourself and others who have been affected.
In June of 2021, electronics manufacturer Philips issued a mass recall on several of their CPAP and BiPAP machines. This recall was issued due to the potentially harmful foam used as a sound abatement component in the devices. Philips determined that the foam component would eventually start to disintegrate, and the user of the machine could ingest the small pieces that broke off.
The spokespeople at Philips have stated that the degradation of the foam could be caused by improper cleaning practices or the environmental conditions where the plaintiff lives. Despite these claims, many of the user manuals for the machines in question fail to mention these risks, and therefore Philips should be held responsible for any illness, injury, or death as a result.
If you regularly use any of these listed machines, you could be putting yourself at a greater risk than if you were to stop using the device altogether. As a result, we recommend you seek the advice of a medical professional on whether you should continue or cease to use the machine until a safer alternative is established.
The health risks involved with using any of the machines in question come in one of two ways. It comes by way of particulate inhalation or off-gassing, both of which are damaging to the user. Particulate inhalation is when the user inhales or ingests any particles that have broken off from the foam component. Off-gassing is the process of volatile compounds and chemicals being released from the foam in the form of a vapor.
When small particles break away from the foam component, they are carried through the airway and ingested by the user. These foam particulates have been linked to several medical conditions, including respiratory issues, sinus infections, headaches, and possible carcinogenic effects. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems and have reason to believe your CPAP machine caused them, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the leading Ohio mass tort lawyers at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. today to find out more.
Off-gassing releases toxic chemicals and compounds in the form of a vapor and has been directly linked to several serious health issues. Such issues include cancer, nausea, vomiting, hypersensitivity, respiratory irritation, and headaches. If you or anyone you know suffers from any of the following, it could be the result of harmful off-gassing in your CPAP machine.
If you have experienced any of the above-stated sicknesses due to using an affected machine, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The leading mass tort lawyers in Ohio at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. will fight for you in securing the compensation you deserve. You can count on us to seek compensation for any past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, wage loss, other economic losses, and punitive damages.
The mass tort lawyers at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. are here to hold large companies responsible and help Ohioans just like yourself file your mass tort CPAP lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation and secure your portion of compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
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