What Injuries Resulted from the Recalled Philips CPAP Device?

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Up until recently, the Philips continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device used polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam. Now, PE-PUR is known to release black debris that, when inhaled or swallowed, can cause serious if not fatal adverse events. Follow along to find out what injuries resulted from the recalled Philips CPAP device and how a proficient Houston, Texas wrongful death lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you recover your damages.

What injuries were associated with the recalled Philips CPAP device?

Individuals who suffer from sleep apnea are commonly prescribed medical devices like the Philips CPAP to get respiratory support while sleeping.

But unfortunately, the recalled Philips CPAP device caused tens of thousands of individuals to be diagnosed with injuries far beyond a sleeping disorder. Common examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Irritations:
    • Skin irritation.
    • Eye irritation.
    • Respiratory tract irritation.
  • Organ damage:
    • Lung damage.
    • Kidney damage.
    • Liver damage.
  • Cancer:
    • Breast cancer.
    • Brain cancer.
    • Lymphatic cancer.
    • Bladder cancer.
    • Prostate cancer.
    • Testicular cancer.
    • Hematopoietic cancer.
    • Thyroid cancer.
    • Nasal cancer.
    • Stomach cancer.

Importantly, this recall is still fairly recent. So, scientists are sure to unearth many more injuries that are associated with the Philips CPAP device.

What if I incurred injuries and damages from this recalled device?

Simply put, you should consider taking legal action against Philips if the following circumstances apply to you:

  1. You own a Philips CPAP device that was manufactured before 2021 and that uses the PE-PUR sound abatement foam.
  2. You used this Philips CPAP device for more than six months.
  3. You were diagnosed with a serious medical condition (i.e., irritations, organ damage, cancer, etc) that is directly associated with the use of this Philips CPAP device.

And when you bring your claim forward, you may make one of the following arguments:

  • You may use the defense that you incurred injuries and damages due to the flaw in the recalled CPAP device’s design (i.e., the PE-PUR sound abatement foam), and that there was a safer way to design this product.
  • You may use the defense that you incurred injuries and damages due to the recalled CPAP device being negligently manufactured (i.e., the PE-PUR sound abatement foam), and that there was a safer way to manufacture this product.
  • You may use the defense that you incurred injuries and damages due to the company’s failure to warn of potential safety hazards (i.e., the PE-PUR foam) and send out a recall promptly.

Understandably, you may be taking the time to focus on healing your medical conditions. However, you must not wait too long to take legal action. So, as soon as you can, reach out to a talented Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer. We look forward to collaborating with you.

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