Columbus Philips CPAP Machines Lawyer
CPAP machines help those with obstructive sleep apnea get oxygen to their lungs while they sleep. The machines provide a continual flow of pressurized air, which allows the user to breathe easily when unconscious. They are an important medical intervention for what is a persistent problem. Without CPAP machines, more people would need to undergo invasive surgery to remove soft tissue in their throats which collapses and causes snoring and obstruction. Others would never see their sleep apnea improve and would suffer ill health effects. Unfortunately, many CPAP machines are defective and dangerous to use. Contact Oliver Law Office to learn more in a free consultation with our Columbus Philips CPAP machines lawyer.
What is Wrong with Philips CPAP Machines?
Philips is a leading maker of CPAP machines. However, in 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for various Philips products, including Philips Respironics Ventilators and CPAP machines. According to the FDA, these machines posed serious health risks to users, which is why they needed to be pulled from the market.
In particular, CPAP machines have a foam which is designed to reduce noise—an important consideration given that most people use their CPAP machines while sleeping at night. Sadly, this foam could break down and ultimately be inhaled by the user, who might also inhale other chemicals at the same time.
Consequently, many CPAP machine users are not getting a good night’s sleep. Instead, they are suffering from health problems, including:
- Chest pressure
- Sinus infections
- Nasal cancer
- Throat cancer
- Soft palate cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Lung cancer
- Other cancers and conditions
This is tragic for patients and their families alike. Millions of Philips machines were removed from the marketplace, and countless patients hopefully stopped using the machines. Nonetheless, they now face a different nightmare—treating their medical conditions they picked up because of the defective product.
If you use a Philips CPAP machine, please contact the Oliver Law Office. We can analyze whether your machine was defective and whether you have a medical condition made worse by the product. For example, we might try to link your lung or throat cancer to your defective device.
If successful, we have sought compensation for our clients, including damages for medical care, loss of income, pain, suffering, and other losses. Many patients have expensive medical bills, which makes it hard to continue to pay their bills.
Hold Manufacturers Accountable for Dangerous Products
Manufacturers like Philips should bear the risks created by selling defective products. That is only fair. After all, they have control of the product they put on the marketplace; consumers do not. Philips and other manufacturers should carefully study all devices before selling them to innocent patients.
We can help anyone suffering the fallout of a defective CPAP machine or other ventilator. Schedule a consultation with Oliver Law. Our founder has spent the past 20 years suing giant companies like Philips whose dangerous products cause sickness. She can analyze whether you also have a viable claim to make.