When you purchased a CPAP machine to help with your sleep apnea, you never imagined it could cause severe damage instead. Unfortunately, many people who used a Philips CPAP machine are suffering the impacts. If you’ve fallen sick due to the negligence of this company, you may be able to join the CPAP lawsuit. Keep reading to learn whether or not you are eligible and discover how a New York City product liability lawyer can help you receive the justice you deserve.
What Is the CPAP Lawsuit?
A mass number of CPAP machines from Philips Respironics have been recalled due to the severe health and safety risks they pose. This is due to the fact that the foam used in the product, PE-PUR or polyester polyurethane, will break down if the machine is exposed to sunlight, heat, moisture, or oxygen. This compound contains VOC (volatile organic compounds), which are known carcinogens.
If the foam breaks down, it can be inhaled and ingested by those who use this machine. Unfortunately, it’s believed that inhaling this carcinogenic foam can cause an expansive number of illnesses. These suspected conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Brain cancer
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Lung cancer
- Lung injuries
- Acute Respiratory Distress System
- Heart failure
- Thyroid cancer
- Pulmonary fibrosis
How Do I Know if I Qualify?
If you purchased and used one of the 19 recalled CPAP machines nightly for at least six months and were diagnosed with any of the aforementioned health issues, or any respiratory illness or condition, cancer, or damage to your kidney or liber, you may be eligible to join the lawsuit against Philips.
What Should I Do if I’ve Suffered as a Result?
New York has a three-year statute of limitations, meaning you will be able to file a lawsuit three years from the date that Philips first announced the recall of these products. This date was June 14, 2021, meaning a New Yorker will have until Jun 14, 2024, to file a claim. However, you should not wait.
If you’ve been injured or fallen ill as a result of one of these faulty CPAP machines, you must contact an experienced attorney immediately. Because of the substantial link between the PE-PUR foam and health issues, many attorneys representing plaintiffs throughout the country are confident in their ability to recover financial compensation for their clients.
At Mirza Law, we understand how challenging it can be to deal with health issues and injuries caused by a negligent company. That’s why we’re dedicated to doing everything in our power to help you receive justice for the problems you’re facing as a result. Contact our dedicated legal team today to learn more about how we can help you recover damages if you’ve been injured by one of these recalled CPAP machines.