Do you have sleep apnea and use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device? An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine to treat their condition. Normally, these devices provide oxygen to individuals with sleep apnea and allow them to breathe normally throughout the night. These devices are crucial to sleep apnea sufferers, as without them, they can experience fatigue, high blood pressure, and, in some cases, death. If you use a Philips CPAP Machine, you must know they were recalled due to a dangerous defect.
Phillips CPAP Machines Recalled
Unfortunately, Philips, a large manufacturer of CPAP devices, issued a recall in June of this year. It was discovered that certain models of their CPAP devices include a sound abatement foam that can degrade over time, causing the user to breathe in toxic particles. This could lead to many health problems, including a persistent cough, headaches, organ damage, nausea, and cancer. This has left sleep apnea patients with a serious issue – what do you do if your CPAP machine has been recalled? If you suspect your CPAP machine may have been affected by the recall, follow the steps below.
- Check your CPAP model. Not all CPAP devices were recalled. It affects only specific models created by Philips. We have a full list of the affected devices here.
- Speak with your doctor. If you discover that your CPAP is one of the devices affected by the recall, speak with your doctor before you continue using the device. Your doctor will advise you on the risk to your health and if there are any options available to you. You should not use your recalled CPAP machine, but your doctor may be able to get you a replacement machine.
- Speak with a CPAP attorney. Finally, you should speak with an experienced product liability attorney about filing a lawsuit. Your CPAP has exposed you to health risks, and you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and an uncertain future. There is no financial risk to you by contacting an attorney. Personal injury cases are filed on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you will not pay your attorney out of pocket.
Speak With an Attorney
All sleep apnea patients affected by the Philips CPAP machine recall must know about the potential risks to their health. You deserve to make an informed decision, with the help of your doctor, about what to do with your recalled CPAP machine. You can also speak with an attorney about filing a Philips CPAP lawsuit. Our CPAP lawsuit consultation is free and comes with no obligation. If you choose us, you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. Call Hach & Rose, LLP today at 347-609-7650 and allow one of our experienced Philips CPAP lawsuit attorneys to review your claim.