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What Should I Do if I Was Injured by a Recalled CPAP Device?

Responding to injuries and health issues caused by a defective CPAP

Lawyers Assisting With Injuries and Health Issues Related to Defective CPAP and BiPAP Machines

People who suffer from sleep apnea often rely on CPAP machines to ensure that they will continue breathing while they are sleeping. When used properly, these devices can help their users avoid multiple types of health issues. Unfortunately, a large number of these machines have been found to be defective, and a manufacturer has recalled millions of devices due to issues that can lead to multiple types of injuries and serious health conditions. Users of defective CPAP machines will need to understand how they should respond to the recall, and those who have suffered injuries will want to determine their options for pursuing compensation from the manufacturer of these devices.

Our lawyers can provide legal help for users of CPAP machines who have experienced health issues or anyone else who has used one of the recalled devices. We can review a case to determine whether a person's health issues can be attributed to their use of a CPAP device. We can also establish the full extent of the damages a person has suffered and help them understand the forms of compensation they may be able to receive. With our experience representing clients who have been injured by defective products or other forms of negligence, we can ensure that a person's case will be handled correctly and that they can take the correct steps to hold the manufacturer of a defective device responsible for the harm they have suffered.

Options for Users of Defective CPAP Devices

If you are currently using a Philips Respironics CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator device that has been recalled, you should consult with a medical provider to determine your options for receiving continuing treatment for sleep apnea. A doctor may recommend that you stop using the device and switch to another type of device that is safe to use. They may also recommend other forms of treatment, such as using an oral appliance, making lifestyle changes, or undergoing surgery. In some cases, a doctor may recommend that you continue using a recalled device if the benefits of treatment outweigh the potential health risks. However, since using recalled CPAP and BiPAP machines may lead to significant ongoing health issues, many patients will be looking to find alternative forms of treatment.

The recalled devices may have exposed their users to harmful substances that can cause health issues such as respiratory problems, heart disease, strokes, liver disease, autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, or cancer. If you have experienced any of these issues, you should consult with your doctor to ensure that you receive the proper treatment. Your doctor may be able to help you determine whether these conditions may be attributed to your use of a defective CPAP machine, and they can also perform tests to screen for any related health issues that could affect you in the future.

To protect your right to receive compensation for your injuries, you can gather as much information as possible related to your health conditions and how they have affected your life. Medical records can be used to show the types of conditions you have been diagnosed with and the forms of treatment you have received. Other information related to your finances may be used to show the impact your injuries have had on you and your family, including financial difficulties you have experienced if your health issues have resulted in a disability. You and your family members may also want to keep a journal detailing your treatment and ongoing health issues, and this information can demonstrate the physical pain and suffering and emotional distress that you have experienced.

Contact Our CPAP Injury Attorneys

Our lawyers can help you gather evidence to show that you have been injured by a defective CPAP device, and we will make sure you follow the proper steps to hold the manufacturer of these products responsible for your damages. To get legal help with your case, contact us today and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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