Philips CPAP Injury Attorney in Texas and New Mexico
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At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our Texas and New Mexico, Philips CPAP injury lawyers understand that more than 8 million people use continuous positive airway pressure machines throughout the United States. And according to recent studies, those numbers are increasing by 9% each year.
The more people count on CPAP machines to sleep safely, the more important it is to ensure their health is not jeopardized because of their use.
Unfortunately, certain Philips CPAP sleep apnea machines are causing significant medical challenges because of their defective parts. Some of which require long-term medical care — including lung, kidney, liver, colon, and other cancers — and tragic fatalities from heart attacks and heart failure.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness because of a defective Philips CPAP machine, we want to discuss your case today during a free consultation.
Why Are Philips CPAP Sleep Apnea Machines Causing Health Problems in New Mexico and Texas?
Adults who suffer from mild to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea use CPAP machines to ensure their airway is continuously open, so they can breathe easily throughout the night.
When the Philips CPAP machine is in use, the user places the mask tightly over their mouth and nose, creating a seal that keeps the air inside.
This allows the user to breathe freely by maintaining an unobstructed airway while they sleep.
Currently, research and product recalls have presented evidence that certain Philips CPAP machines are releasing deadly toxins that are coming from a breakdown in foam in the mask.
Each of these machines is designed with Polyurethane Foam around the mask that covers the nose and mouth, which decreases the sound of its operation. The PE-PUR foam used in Philips models is degrading over time, causing users to inhale the dangerous particles while they sleep.
When our clients count on a Philips CPAP machine to help keep them breathing properly while they sleep, they should not expect to become injured or ill from the device’s use.
If you or a loved one’s health has been adversely affected by a Philips CPAP machine, contact our skilled Texas and New Mexico personal injury lawyers today to discuss your financial recovery options.
What are the Health Risks Associated with Philips CPAP Sleep Apnea Machines in New Mexico and Texas?
Users of certain Philips CPAP sleep apnea machines may have been inhaling small particles of polyurethane foam that can significant health problems.
Because of the dangers associated with the machines, Philips issued a safety recall for the following devices:
- All Configurations of the DreamStation ST, ASV, and AVAPS
- All Configurations of the DreamStation BiPAP, including Pro and Auto
- All Configurations of the DreamStation CPAP, including Pro and Auto
Ingesting the Philips CPAP sound abatement foam may cause:
- Headaches, Dizziness & Sinus Infections
- Heart Attacks
- Heart Failure
- Lung, Kidney, Liver, Colon, and Other Cancers
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Organ Damage
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Respiratory Conditions
- Throat Inflammation
Philips announced a nationwide recall of certain models of its first-generation CPAP, BiPAP, and other sleep apnea devices in June 2021 — but some users had already suffered the injuries and illnesses from the device over years of use.
If your health has been compromised from using a Philips CPAP sleep apnea machine, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm in Texas at 915-845-4529, New Mexico at 575-526-4529, or online to discuss your case during a free consultation. We are here to help provide you with the legal representation you need to pursue the manufacturer for the financial compensation you deserve.