Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Do You Use a Recalled CPAP or BiPAP Machine?
Individuals with sleep apnea who own Philips Respironics CPAP machines that have been recalled may find themselves facing challenging choices and difficulties. Sleep apnea is a condition that affects individuals where they stop breathing during the night while sleeping. A CPAP or BiPAP machine can ensure that even if a person stops breathing, they continue to receive oxygen in the night. People with untreated sleep apnea are at risk of high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and other issues. Using a CPAP or BiPAP machine can help prevent illness, help individuals get a good night’s sleep, and even may be required if a person has a job as a truck driver or in an industry that requires treatment for sleep apnea.
Some patients who use Philips Respironics CPAP machines may be able to seek alternative treatments for their sleep apnea, while for other patients, the best possible treatment is the continued use of a CPAP or BiPAP machine. CPAP and BiPAP machines can be very expensive, and some patients either cannot discontinue using them due to medical reasons. While Philips Respironics has offered to fix affected sleep apnea devices within one year, many sleep apnea patients simply cannot afford to wait that long. Some have had to buy new expensive devices to continue treatment, or have had to continue using a defective device.
If you or someone you love was affected because he or she became ill after using a Philips Respironics device affected by the CPAP recall, you and your family may be able to join a growing number of people seeking a CPAP recall lawsuit. The CPAP recall has left many families facing difficult decisions: continue using a defective device, spend money on a new device, or stop using the device altogether, which can put a patient’s health at risk or compromise a patient’s treatment plan. If you are thinking of discontinuing use of a recalled CPAP device, it is a good idea to speak to your doctor before stopping use. For some patients, it is not safe to discontinue treatment.
Finally, if you or someone you love became ill with cancer, asthma, or experienced irritation or sickness while using a Philips Respironics device subject to the CPAP recall, you and your family may have the right to seek damages for your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. A CPAP recall lawyer may be able to help you. If you need help connecting with a qualified CPAP recall lawyer near you, reach out to USAttorneys.com to learn more. We can match you with a qualified CPAP recall lawyer who may be able to help you seek damages for your losses or help you join a class action lawsuit.