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Philip's Ventilator Lawsuit

Top Rated Philips Ventilator Recall Lawsuit Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Acclaimed as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America, and His Battle-Tested Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Demand the Finest Outcome for Victims Who Have Suffered Health Problems Caused by Philips Respironics Ventilators in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Respirator Mask Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of select mechanical ventilators in June 2021. The recall was in response to the health risks associated with both the BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) respiratory devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified the recall as a Class I recall. Class I recalls, the most serious type, typically involve defective or dangerous products that can cause severe health problems or even death. Predominantly used to treat sleep apnea, the mechanical ventilators gently push air into the lungs. The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam was used in the recalled ventilators to decrease vibration and sounds. Nevertheless, this foam can break down into tiny particles and get released into the airways. When this happens, users of the defective devices could swallow or inhale hazardous debris and toxins.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Philips, Frans van Houten, the recall assumed a “worst-case scenario” that using the BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices could result in serious health problems. Roughly 3 million victims across the United States have been affected by the recall. Without proper treatment, sleep apnea sufferers can develop an assortment of serious, chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, and stroke. However, the foam degradation of the sleep apnea devices exposes users to the risk of inhaling carcinogenic chemicals. Suppose that you, or someone close to you, have been diagnosed with cancer or other health conditions after using a Philips Respironics sleep device; you may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation through a defective medical device lawsuit.

In 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of theMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, started the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in pursuit of providing the highest level of personal injury service to victims in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Insurance companies and negligent medical device manufacturers have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq., more than $1,000,000.00 at least 38 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. Throughout the years, our highly experienced lawyers have witnessed the overwhelming health consequences that dangerous medical products can have on a victim’s life, ranging from lung cancer to death. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. aims to help ease the legal burdens that you may encounter so that you can devote more time to receiving proper medical care and recovering. Our compassionate team would be honored to help ease your fears and anxiety connected to your heartbreaking health complications. We are accessible 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by filling out our online consultation form or by calling (716) 839-3939. Please, contact us today for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.

The Potential Health Risks Of Philips Sleep Apnea Devices

Damaged Lungs After receiving countless complaints from consumers about black particles and debris in the airways of ventilators, a voluntary recall was finally issued. Potential dangers associated with the recalled BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices can be life-threatening and include:

  1. Lung cancer;
  2. Kidney cancer;
  3. Liver cancer;
  4. Chest pressure and pain;
  5. Sinus and upper airway infections;
  6. Chronic coughing;
  7. Toxic exposure and damage to the lungs, kidneys, or liver;
  8. Severe headaches;
  9. Dizziness; and
  10. Pulmonary fibrosis.

Philips provided doctors and patients with the potential health risks in a notification entitled “Clinical information for physicians.” In the update, they acknowledge that inhalation of the polyester-based polyurethane foam used in sleep apnea machines could cause permanent impairment and life-threatening injury to users.



Compensation For Your Recalled Ventilator Injuries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement regarding the recall of select Philips Respironics sleep apnea devices has led to the filing of numerous lawsuits. Victims who developed cancer and respiratory conditions allege that the company waited too long to warn doctors and patients. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s sympathetic lawyers acknowledge that if you have been unfortunate enough to develop cancer or pulmonary fibrosis caused by a ventilator, you may be extremely sick. Our battle-tested team firmly believes that no medical devices used for sleep disorders should result in severe health problems. Victims who have suffered life-threatening complications may be eligible to seek monetary compensation for injuries through a product liability claim, which may include compensation for the following:

  1. All past, present, and future medical expenses resulting from your cancer or other related health problems;
  2. All lost earnings from missing work;
  3. Reduced future earning capacity;
  4. Pain and suffering caused by your condition, as well as treatment and recovery;
  5. Any life-long disabilities or disfigurement suffered;
  6. Loss of consortium;
  7. Loss of enjoyment in life;
  8. Any other unanticipated damages related to your illness;
  9. Costs associated with obtaining a new sleep apnea device; and
  10. If applicable, punitive damages.

As a recognized Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has the reputation and resources necessary to fight for our injured clients and hold defective medical device manufacturers responsible for their negligence. Over the last 20 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo, New York, has been handling serious personal injury and defective medical device cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has recovered over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients injured by dangerous products. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team possesses both the expertise and verified results to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We promise not to allow Philips’s inattention and carelessness to destroy your way of life. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Get a free case assessment today to learn more about your legal options and how the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. 

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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