Defective CPAP Sleep Apnea Machine Product Liability Lawyers
We Bring Negligent Manufacturers to Justice
In recent years, sleep apnea has made headlines as a serious medical issue that more of us are facing than we realized. Chances are, if you are reading this, you either have sleep apnea or know someone who does.
A sleep apnea diagnosis is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because finding out that you have sleep apnea before it is too late can save your life. Now, instead of losing your life needlessly, you can receive treatment and go on to live a long and happy life.
However, while knowing you have sleep apnea is a blessing when compared with not knowing you have the condition, undergoing treatment for the disease can at times feel like a curse. That is because treating sleep apnea involves using a CPAP machine when you sleep.
Are CPAP Sleep Apnea Machines Safe?
CPAP machines are literal lifesavers in many cases. However, wearing a CPAP mask while you sleep can be uncomfortable, especially when you realize that you will have to wear a CPAP mask while you sleep for the rest of your life. Still, it is a sacrifice you are willing to make because you believe it is safe and that it’s helping keep you alive.
Tragically, that is not always the case. Not all CPAP machines are safe, and if a CPAP machine is defective, it may be hurting you more than it is helping you.
Defective CPAP Sleep Apnea Machine Lawsuits
Like sleep apnea, CPAP machines have made headlines in recent years as well, and not for good reasons. Philips had to issue a recall for millions of their DreamStation CPAP machines after it was discovered that the machines had a defect that was resulting in users inhaling toxic foam. Inhaling the toxic foam has led to users suffering serious health issues, including:
- Several forms of cancer
- Heart attacks and heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Liver damage
- Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)
- Severe nose, throat, and ear inflammation
- Respiratory failure
- Pulmonary fibrosis
The Philips DreamStation recall has resulted in several product liability lawsuits already. In fact, thousands of those lawsuits are expected to be combined into a multi-district litigation (MDL) class action suit.
For more information about the Phillips CPAP sleep apnea machine litigation, you should speak with an experienced product liability lawyer.
Proving a Defective CPAP Sleep Apnea Machine Product Liability Claim
There are a few basic elements you must have to prove any type of product liability claim. The elements necessary to prove a product liability case include the following:
- The product you used was defective in some way and did not include proper instructions or provide an adequate warning.
- You used the product exactly as it was intended to be used and made no modifications to the product.
- You suffered injuries or damages that were a direct result of using the defective product.
While having these elements is a big step in the right direction as far as proving your product liability claim goes, even with them, it is by no means a guarantee that your claim will be successful. The best way to understand whether your case has a chance of being successful or not is to discuss your situation with an experienced product liability attorney.
Call (414) 272-5564 for a Free Consultation with a Defective CPAP Sleep Apnea Machine Attorney
At Casey Law Offices, we understand what is at stake for our clients. In many cases, when people come to us, they have suffered a life-altering injury or illness because of a company’s or someone else’s negligence. They need help. They may be struggling to afford their medical bills or even just their daily expenses.
All while trying to figure out a new normal as they adjust to life with a permanent injury or lifelong illness. Or they were not the one who was injured, maybe another’s negligence resulted in them losing someone who was their everything.
Whatever leads someone to us, we hope to be the light at the end of the tunnel for them. While we cannot give them back what they lost, we can promise to do everything in our power to hold those responsible for their pain and suffering accountable and recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives as best they can.
Our defective medical device law firm gets results. Just look at what our clients have to say. Casey Law Offices delivers service you can count on. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you do.
It also means you will not have to worry about paying upfront or any out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, you can concentrate on taking care of yourself and your family while we focus on getting you the justice you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help if you or a loved one are suffering because of a defective CPAP sleep apnea machine, contact us online or give us a call at (414) 272-5564. We take calls 24/7, and we offer free, no-obligation consultations.