If you use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device for sleep apnea, you assume it will do what it’s designed to do without causing harm. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country have actually suffered severe health issues associated with Philips CPAP machines. Millions of them have been recalled as a result. Philips CPAP machines are now at the center of a massive lawsuit.
The McEwen Law Firm will be ready to help if you’ve suffered serious side effects after using a Philips CPAP device. We want you to obtain the money you deserve, and also help you see that justice is served. We’ve recovered more than $500 million on behalf of our clients. So you can rest assured we have a great deal of experience in cases involving defective, dangerous products and medications. These include the following:
Why File a CPAP Lawsuit?
A CPAP device is supposed to help reduce the dangers caused by sleep apnea, helping you get sound sleep through the night. However, there are some instances where certain devices, particularly those made by Philips, have caused more harm than good. People across the country are taking action against the company, alleging that it was well aware of the health risks of using their CPAP devices. Yet Philips continued to sell them anyway, placing profits ahead of the health of patients.
Who Can File a CPAP Lawsuit?
If you have been harmed after using a Philips CPAP device, or you have reason to believe this device contributed to the death of a loved one, you may be eligible to file a CPAP machine lawsuit.
It will be very important that you be able to prove a definite link between the device and any harm you experienced. Just because you have had negative side effects and you used a Philips CPAP machine, that won’t immediately mean you’ll be able to obtain compensation. That’s why you’re going to need to get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The McEwen Law Firm will dig deep to determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
Injuries Caused by Recalled CPAP Machines
Philips CPAP devices contain a type of foam that can result in serious health issues once it degrades. They’ve not only been linked to headaches, sinus infections and airway irritation, but also potentially life-threatening diseases. These are just a few that have been reported.
- Several forms of cancer, including kidney, liver and lung cancer, and many others.
- Heart failure and heart attacks.
- Respiratory failure, as well as severe ear, nose and throat inflammation.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive in a CPAP Lawsuit?
No reputable law firm will ever make any kinds of promises regarding how much a client will be able to receive when filing a defective or dangerous product lawsuit. However, there is the possibility that plaintiffs in Philips CPAP lawsuits could potentially receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.
You may be able to obtain money to pay for several different types of “damages,” or losses that you have incurred due to the side effects of your CPAP machine. These are a few examples:
The worse the harm you’ve experienced, the higher your medical bills. You could obtain compensation that can pay for all of those bills you’ve accumulated. However, you may also be able to receive money for any future treatments you may require. Those will definitely be figured into whatever compensation your attorney will demand.
Lost wages and income
You may have developed a severe disease because of using the Philips CPAP. If so, it’s almost a certainty that you had to miss work. Your sick days and vacation days were probably exhausted a long time ago. Now, you’re simply losing the money you would normally make each week. A Philips CPAP device lawsuit may help you recoup all of that lost money, as well as your future potential lost income. This includes not only your salary, but also any bonuses or raises you may have earned in future years.
Pain and suffering
Not only are you likely experiencing an incredible amount of pain, you’re also probably dealing with emotional trauma as well. These can be difficult damages to prove, because they aren’t tangible. It’s hard to place a dollar value on them. But a skilled, experienced attorney will be able to do just that.
These are, as the name implies, meant to “punish” a defendant for causing harm – and they typically bring much more money to a plaintiff. It’s important that you know, however, that punitive damages are rarely awarded. They are reserved for the most egregious forms of negligence, such as when the manufacturer of a dangerous device deliberately hides the risks of using it.
McEwen Law Firm Can Help You File a CPAP Lawsuit
The attorneys with McEwen Law Firm are standing by to hear from you if you’ve used a Philips CPAP device and later developed severe, life-threatening health problems. We have handled defective product cases for years. And we know how to deliver the most efficient, effective representation possible.
Not all law firms are created equal, of course. There are some that will encourage clients to settle as quickly as possible, so the attorneys can make their money as fast as possible. The McEwen Law Firm isn’t like that. If we don’t believe you’re being offered every penny you deserve, we’ll be more than happy to fight for your rights in a courtroom. We’ll work to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf. But we’ll also be ready to go to court if that offer doesn’t materialize.
We invite you to get in touch with The McEwen Law firm if you would like more information on how we may be of assistance. You can use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case, or you can call (800) 732-3070.