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Litigating Your Philips Sleep Apnea Case

Choosing The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Elite Lawyers To Litigate Your Philips Sleep Apnea Device Lawsuit

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Buffalo, and His Team of Uncompromising, Tenacious, and Painstaking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Commended as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain Incomparable Results for Victims Diagnosed with Cancer After Using Philips’s Sleep Apnea Machines in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Sleep apnea It is estimated that 18 million adults in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can result in serious health issues, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiomyopathy, heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke. While as many as 80% of those with sleep apnea go undiagnosed, when left untreated, the sleeping disorder causes a sufferer’s breathing to repeatedly stop, sometimes hundreds of times throughout one night. Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy uses a stream of compressed air to increase patients’ oxygen levels and prevent upper airway tissues from collapsing during sleep. On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics, a leading airway pressure device manufacturer, issued a massive voluntary recall of its assisted breathing machines due to a hazardous component. The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used to keep its devices running quietly and decrease vibrations can break down into carcinogenic particles and toxic gases. Once disintegrated, these particles and gases can enter the ventilator’s air path.

Roughly 3 to 4 million Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) device users across the country have been affected by the recall. Degradation of the foam in these machines subjected users to the unnecessary risk of inhaling or ingesting carcinogenic particles that are notorious for causing chronic coughing, sinus infections, headaches, dizziness, inflammation, kidney and liver damage, several different types of cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other potentially fatal illnesses. It is terrifying to learn that the machine you have depended on for years to control your sleep apnea might have been harming you the whole time. If you, or someone you know, has used a recalled Philips device, you should consult with a highly experienced defective medical device attorney. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team can help determine whether or not you are eligible to pursue legal action.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., famed as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and his elite team of product liability lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. do our utmost to provide the highest standard of personal injury representation to clients suffering from cancer and other health complications, after using Philips’s faulty ventilators. Our seasoned team is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining you the highest possible compensation for all of your damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve lawsuits. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team is here to assist you throughout this challenging time. We promise to treat you with the kindness and respect that you deserve. Please contact our top-tier law firm today by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Our best of the best team is accessible 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN your case!

Common Symptoms Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Couple sleeping Nearly 25% of men and about 10% of women suffer from sleep apnea. While the sleeping disorder can affect people of all ages, men over the age of 50 who are overweight most frequently suffer from sleep apnea. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea often share common physical traits, such as large necks, abnormalities shrinking the size of their upper airways, low-hanging soft palates, nasal obstructions, small jaws with overbites, and enlarged tonsils. These traits cause the soft tissues of the throat to collapse during sleep, which blocks the airway. Initial signs of sleep apnea are not typically recognized by the sufferer but by his or her bed partner. The most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  1. Loud snoring;
  2. Daytime fatigue and drowsiness;
  3. Frequent awakenings at night;
  4. Restless sleep;
  5. Sore throat or dry mouth upon waking up;
  6. Night sweats;
  7. Choking or gasping sensations while sleeping;
  8. Cognitive impairment;
  9. Mood disturbances; and
  10. Headaches.



Holding Philips Responsible For Your Injuries

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated product liability attorneys are currently reviewing claims from users of Philips’s recalled Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure devices. Many victims who have been diagnosed with cancer or severe respiratory problems have already begun filing lawsuits to hold the company liable for their illnesses and related damages. Our best of the best team vows not to allow Philips to get off scot-free for their gross negligence. Hiring Western New York’s finest personal injury attorney will force Philips to take your claim seriously. Our veteran lawyers will take the following steps to aggressively litigation your case:

  1. File a lawsuit to safeguard your legal entitlement to monetary compensation;
  2. Gather all conceivable evidence to definitively prove liability, such as company documents showing prior knowledge of the defect, witness statements, hospital invoices, and medical records;
  3. Establish that your defective sleep apnea machine caused you to develop cancer or other health conditions;
  4. Deliver a demand letter to Philips specifying the strengths of your claim;
  5. Continuously monitor your health issues, medical treatments, and the impact that the carcinogenic foam has had on your life to show correlated damages;
  6. Work with our medical and manufacturing expert witnesses to build a strong case;
  7. During discovery, request all-embracing interrogatories and depositions;
  8. Aggressively negotiate the highest possible settlement for your lawsuit;
  9. Make every effort to resolve your claim through mediation or arbitration; and
  10. If necessary, take your case to trial, as opposed to pressuring you into settling for less than you deserve.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., proudly recognized by the Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, has been litigating serious personal injury and product liability cases for more than two decades and has the qualifications and verified results to make Philips pay you. We promise that no other lawyer will fight for you harder or smarter. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and elite attorneys will ensure that you are in a position to receive the highest possible recovery for all your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. would be honored to discuss how your recalled sleep apnea machine caused you to develop cancer. Learn your legal options now in our complimentary case evaluation and consultation. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939. 

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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