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Steps to Take If You Have Been Injured by a Defective Philips CPAP/BIPAP Machine

Feb 15, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
CPAP recall

Millions of Americans have been using CPAP and BIPAP machines to help aid them with respiratory conditions. These machines have been used to improve sleep and alleviate symptoms stemming from conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and more. However, users of these devices have been diagnosed with cancer, lung scarring, and other severe conditions.

As such, Philips, the manufacturer of these devices, is currently facing multidistrict litigation. Thousands of plaintiffs are seeking justice and accountability from the large company due to their personal injuries. Today, we will look at how this type of lawsuit helps hold companies such as Philips responsible for such product defects.

Reports of Defective Devices 

Discovering that you have suffered due to a defective Philips CPAP/BIPAP device can be distressing on many levels. The toxic chemicals released from the faulty units can lead to severe health issues, leading to lawsuits nationwide.

Seeking justice and compensation for this is only natural, so with this article, we will cover the different steps you can take in order to safeguard yourself and others from any further harm while also potentially getting compensated for your issues.

Gather Information

Affected individuals who believe they might have an eligible claim against Philips will first need to document as much as possible about their purchase and health condition.

Any receipts, prescriptions, warranty information, and correspondence with the manufacturer and dealer will go a long way toward establishing that you have, in fact, owned a Philips CPAP/BIPAP device, which is the first step in making your claim valid.

Depending on the severity of your specific circumstances, you might want to claim compensation for the recall, or, in other words, have the money you spent on the faulty unit paid back.

However, if you have also experienced symptoms or more severe issues, such as scarred lungs, cancer or other diseases, gathering information and documenting your health condition is vital in going forward.

This typically involves contacting your doctor, the hospital that treated you, or the pharmacy in order to get as much documentation as possible. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we are currently offering free consultations to affected individuals, where we can help map out this process in more detail.

Consider Legal Representation

Choosing legal representation can be the deciding factor when it comes to maximizing your chances of compensation and finding justice, as well as holding the responsible company accountable for their actions.

At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we have years of experience dealing with these types of cases and have helped many individuals reach positive outcomes by providing legal advice, representing them in lawsuits, and more.

Not only can we help with the initial step of gathering information, but we will also provide personal advice based on your specific circumstances and preferences. Together, we can figure out your best options and hopefully rectify some of the damage done to you by the defective CPAP/BIPAP machines.

Legal representation also affords you the option of bringing your case to a judge and jury, where professional attorneys will argue on your behalf to secure a swift and just conclusion to the entire ordeal you have been going through.

Not only can the entire process be overwhelming to handle alone, but there are also many different legal paths to consider, especially when going up against larger companies such as Philips, which is why a trusted legal partner with experience in the matter can be beneficial in helping you navigate the process from start to finish.

If you wish to learn more about your options, Shamis & Gentile, P.A. is currently offering free consultations. You are welcome to contact us today, and a dedicated attorney will review your case and get back to you as soon as possible with more details.

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