If you were diagnosed with cancer, respiratory and lung issues after using one of recalled Philips CPAP, you may file a lawsuit, seeking compensation. Philips CPAP devices – CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator machines – have been recalled, because of potential exposure to carcinogens and chemicals. In the US, several such lawsuits have been filed. Personal injury law firms, such as Shouse Law Group, are filing such cases for victims and their families. In this post, we are sharing more details on Philips CPAP Lawsuits.
Which devices have been named in Philips CPAP Lawsuits?
For the uninitiated, CPAP is a therapy used for the treatment of sleep apnea. Philips had the largest share in the market of these devices, estimated to be around 60%. Three devices have been named in the lawsuits, namely Bi-Level PAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilators.
What do allege?
The Philips CPAP Lawsuits allege that these devices have a design defect, which causes the patient to inhale/ingest degraded foam particles. As a result, patients may end up with respiratory and lung conditions, cancer, and other diseases. This is an active lawsuit, and no settlement has been reached yet. The company has recalled millions of its devices on June 2021.
What is the current status?
All Philips CPAP Lawsuits are new and in an early stage. It is believed there could be more a few thousand patients in the US, who may have valid Philips CPAP Lawsuits. These are all separate lawsuits, but are likely to join a federal multi-district litigation, or MDL. In case of multi-district litigation, the judge will hear a few bellwether cases. Until a hearing has happened, it is hard to predict a settlement. Compensation is likely to be huge, as lawyers are seeking maximum settlement for each client.
How to file a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?
If you think that you have been diagnosed with diseases related to the respiratory system or cancer because of using a recalled Philips CPAP device, contact a lawyer. Many top law firms are accepting cases from clients from different states, and the first consultation is usually free. Also, you don’t need to pay your lawyer, as personal injury attorneys are accepting Philips CPAP Lawsuits on a contingency basis. The lawyer only gets paid, if they win.
Check online for more details related to these Philips CPAP Lawsuits. Lawyers are seeking a settlement that will cover compensatory and punitive damages.