Over the past few years, experts have found that individuals who purchased and used Phillips CPAP and BiPAP ventilator devices have suffered cancer, lung disease, and other serious injuries and side effects. Consumers who have suffered any of these injuries or health complications after using a CPAP or BiPAP ventilator may pursue and recover monetary compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
If you or a person you love has developed cancer or other serious injuries or side effects after using a Phillips ventilator machine or after exposure to the toxic chemicals these machines contain, speak with an experienced St. Louis and Metro East Phillips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit lawyer at Dixon Injury Firm today. Our legal team can immediately discuss your symptoms with you and determine if you might be eligible to file a claim for monetary compensation and damages.
Our legal team will zealously advocate for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, side effects, and everything else that you went through after exposure to a Philips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator machine.
Injuries and Side Effects Experienced by Users of Philips CPAP and BiPAP Devices
Users of Phillips CPAP and BiPAP ventilator devices have experienced many serious injuries and side effects. These injuries typically come from the types of sound abatement foam used with the devices.
In addition to suffering various types of organ damage, the users of these devices have experienced numerous side effects, including sinus infection with cough, chest pressure, headaches, and airway irritation. In some instances, life-threatening injuries can result. At other times, they can lead to the consumer suffering permanent impairments.
Various legal teams across the country are also looking into other potential long-term injuries and side effects associated with using Phillips CPAP and BiPAP ventilator devices.
Those side effects and injuries include thyroid cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer, testicular cancer, severe ear, nose, and throat inflammation, lung disease, multiple myeloma, cancer of the lymph nodes, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer, respiratory failure, rectal cancer, pleural effusion, reactive airway disease, lung cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, brain cancer, breast cancer, renal failure, chemical poisoning, brain cancer, and leukemia.
As you might imagine, all of these side effects and symptoms are extremely serious and often require a significant amount of medical treatment for the consumer to get better. If you or a person you love developed respiratory issues, cancer, or other serious health problems or side effects after using a Phillips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator machine, you might recover monetary compensation for everything you went through.
The Phillips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm can discuss your injuries and symptoms with you and determine if you might be eligible to file a claim that seeks monetary compensation and damages for your injuries.
Symptoms of CPAP and BiPAP Chemical Exposure
In addition to symptoms that have resulted from using Phillips CPAP and BiPAP ventilator devices, exposure to the foam particles and chemicals used in these devices can cause various side effects.
The harmful chemicals used in these devices may include phenol, diethylene glycol, toluene domaine, and toluene diisocyanate. When these chemicals and others are ingested or inhaled, individuals can exhibit serious side effects.
Those side effects include upper airway irritation, sinus infections, inflammatory responses, headaches, cough, airway inflammation, airway irritation, asthma, chest pressure, dizziness, hypersensitivity, and damage to various organs, including the kidneys and liver.
If you have suffered any of these symptoms or injuries as a result of exposure to chemicals used in Phillips CPAP and BiPAP ventilators, you might be eligible for various types of monetary compensation and damages. The knowledgeable Phillips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit attorneys at Dixon Injury Firm can determine if you’re eligible to participate in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of these harmful devices.
What Is a Class-action Lawsuit?
A class-action lawsuit is one that a group of similarly situated plaintiffs files. For example, individuals who have all suffered injuries, negative side effects, or symptoms from using a defective product or drug might file a class-action lawsuit against the product manufacturer or distributor.
When and if a court awards monetary compensation and damages as part of the class-action lawsuit, all of the members of the class will recover a portion of the total compensation. The trier of fact in class-action lawsuits may be a jury if the matter goes to a jury trial in the court system. Alternatively, if a binding arbitration proceeding decides a case, a neutral, third-party arbitrator will decide the outcome, including the issue of damages.
A knowledgeable St. Louis and Metro East Phillips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit lawyer at Dixon Injury Firm can determine if you’re eligible to participate as one of the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit. If you are, we can assist you with recovering the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and side effects after using a Phillips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator device.
What Is a Products Liability Case?
A products liability case is a type of civil claim or lawsuit that is filed against a product manufacturer when the product is not operating the way it is supposed to (when the user uses the product properly), including products that are harmful or result in the consumer suffering serious side effects or injuries.
In product liability cases, some defects are manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect occurs as part of the product manufacturing process. Another type of defect is a design defect. A product might exhibit a design defect if there is a reasonable alternative design that is available for the product that was not used, sometimes because of cost-cutting measures. Finally, a product can be defective when not equipped with the necessary warnings or if the warnings are not located in an area that the consumer is likely to notice or appreciate.
Available evidence shows that CPAP and BiPAP ventilator devices have several defects associated with them. First of all, exposure to the devices themselves, as well as to the chemicals used with the devices, has proven to cause various types of injuries, symptoms, and side effects. As a result, the manufacturer recalled these devices.
If you have experienced or noticed any of the above-referenced symptoms or injuries after using a Philips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator, speak with a knowledgeable attorney at Dixon Injury Firm as soon as you possibly can. Our lawyers can promptly discuss your side effects and injuries with you and determine if you might be eligible to pursue compensation by way of a class-action products liability claim. If you are eligible, our legal team will assist you throughout the process and work zealously to get you compensated for the injuries and side effects that you experienced.
What Types of Questions Should I Be Ready to Answer?
If you have experienced symptoms, side effects, or injuries after using a Phillips CPAP or BiPAP device, you should be ready to answer several questions. First of all, our legal team will want to know if you have kept the recalled machine. We will also want to know about the exact symptoms and injuries that you previously experienced or that you are continuing to experience after using the device. Finally, we will need to know if you are interested in being part of a class-action products liability lawsuit with similarly situated consumers.
When you trust the knowledgeable and experienced St. Louis at Metro East Phillips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm to handle your case, you can rest assured that we will answer all of your legal questions and address all of your concerns about a potential class-action lawsuit. If you decide to take part in the lawsuit, our legal team will work tirelessly to get you compensated for your injuries and damages.
Do I Qualify to File a CPAP or BiPAP Claim or Lawsuit?
There are several classifications of individuals in St. Louis and throughout the Metro East who are eligible to file CPAP and BiPAP lawsuits against the device manufacturer. Specifically, individuals who have suffered from or experienced any of the side effects mentioned above might be eligible to file a claim or lawsuit. In addition, individuals who lost a loved one due to any of these injuries or side effects can be eligible to take part in a lawsuit for wrongful death.
When you discuss your symptoms, injuries, and side effects with our legal team, we can determine if you are eligible to seek monetary compensation by way of a products liability class-action lawsuit.
Current Status of CPAP/BiPAP Litigation in the Court System
Phillips CPAP and BiPAP lawsuits are currently in their beginning stages. At this juncture, no court has awarded settlements to any injured consumers. In addition, none of these cases have gone to a jury trial or binding arbitration. Consequently, no court has rendered any jury verdicts or damages, and no arbitration awards have come out. Because manufacturers have recalled many BiPAP and CPAP ventilator devices recently, attorneys are expecting to file a significant number of claims and lawsuits.
Recoverable Monetary Compensation in CPAP and BiPAP Litigation
There are several types of monetary compensation and damages that potential plaintiffs in CPAP and BiPAP litigation might be eligible to pursue, depending on their unique circumstances. Many of the side effects and injuries mentioned above have resulted in consumers being hospitalized and seeking other types of medical treatment, including medical procedures.
The types and amounts of monetary compensation and damages that these plaintiffs may be eligible to pursue will depend on the extent of the injuries and side effects suffered, as well as the cost of any medical treatment rendered. Moreover, if a plaintiff consumer suffered a permanent injury by a qualified healthcare provider, that individual might be eligible for permanency damages.
First of all, injured consumers can pursue compensation for all of the related medical expenses stemming from BiPAP or CPAP ventilator use. If the injuries or symptoms precluded the consumer from working, the consumer might pursue a claim for lost earnings or loss of earning capacity.
Injured consumers can pursue a claim for noneconomic damages like mental distress, inconvenience, pain and suffering, and inconvenience. Moreover, if the consumer suffered a permanent injury, they can recover compensation for it, future care, and treatment.
If you have suffered injuries or symptoms from using a Phillips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator device, the knowledgeable legal team at Dixon Injury Firm is ready and willing to help. Our legal team can determine if you are eligible to pursue a class-action lawsuit that seeks monetary compensation and damages for your injuries. If you qualify, you can rest assured that our legal team will do everything possible to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve for everything that you had to go through after using one of these harmful ventilator devices.
Contact a St. Louis and Metro East Philips CPAP and BiPAP Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love sustained an injury from using a Philips CPAP or BiPAP ventilator device, the skilled legal team at Dixon Injury Firm is here to help. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable St. Louis and Metro East Philips CPAP and BiPAP cancer lawsuit lawyer, please call (314) 208-2808 or contact us online for more information.
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