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Western New York Philips Sleep Apnea Injury

Western New York’s Finest Philips Sleep Apnea Machine Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Uncompromising, Reliable, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Battle to Obtain Superlative Outcomes for Victims Who Have Developed Serious Health Conditions 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 Unfortunately, sleep apnea can severely impact just about every aspect of a sufferer’s life and health. Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to various health problems like hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and heart failure. Many patients suffering from sleep apnea depend on airway pressure machines manufactured by Philips Respironics. Approximately 3 to 4 million patients throughout the United States have used the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) devices to treat their sleep apnea. However, Philips issued a voluntary recall of several of their sleep apnea machines due to the severe potential health risks. These substandard medical devices contain polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam that can degrade into black particles and flow into the device’s airway. This places users in significant danger of ingesting or inhaling toxic particles, which Philips acknowledged could lead to permanent and grave health problems.

Instead of making users healthier, Philips’s sleep apnea devices caused them to suffer serious health issues. There is nothing worse than trusting a medical manufacturer that claims its device can help but causes you to get sick instead. Suppose that you, or a family member, have suffered negative side effects because of a Philips sleep apnea machine; you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation through a product liability lawsuit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top priority is ensuring that you obtain the justice and compensation that you deserve, such as past and future hospital bills, replacement of your defective ventilator, lost wages, diminishing future earning capacity, permanent disability, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and any other unexpected damages. Furthermore, your case can help force Philips to take responsibility for its unacceptable behavior. It often takes high-priced litigation to persuade defective medical device manufacturers to be more concerned with consumers’ wellbeing.

Over the years, Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s highly successful law practice, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized by the Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, and his veteran personal injury attorneys understand the devastating consequences that cancer and other chronic illnesses can have on victims and, ultimately, their families. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys have represented many victims whose lives were devastated due to defective medical devices. Although no amount of money can take away your pain and suffering, compensation can help you receive the necessary medical care. Our best of the best team is genuinely committed to fighting for the best possible result after your sleep apnea device injury. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form. Please contact us today to receive your complimentary, no-obligation case assessment and consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never pay any up-front costs to retain our world-class representation.

Injuries And Illnesses Linked To Philips’s Recalled Devices

Headache The polyester-based polyurethane foam in Philips’s recalled sleep apnea machines contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are highly toxic and carcinogenic to vital organs. When inhaled or ingested, these compounds can lead to severe health complications and cancer. After entering the body, the foam particles are encapsulated and absorbed into the bloodstream. Ultimately, the toxic particles spread throughout the body and become lodged in the lungs, resulting in long-term respiratory problems similar to the effects of inhaling asbestos. Besides the above complications, users of Philips’s devices may suffer a variety of problems, including:

  1. Headaches;
  2. Hypersensitivity;
  3. Nausea and vomiting;
  4. Sinus infections;
  5. Severe irritation and inflammation;
  6. Various respiratory issues;
  7. Chest pressure;
  8. Pulmonary fibrosis;
  9. Lung cancer;
  10. Kidney cancer;
  11. Liver cancer; and
  12. Other adverse effects to the kidneys and liver.

Philips cautioned doctors and patients that using its ventilators could cause severe injuries resulting in permanent impairment or worse. Since the recall was announced, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has documented more than 100 serious injuries and over 1,200 complaints related to the defective products.



Filing A Defective Medical Device Lawsuit Against Philips

Despite Philips being aware of issues with the carcinogenic foam for years, the company failed to recall its defective devices until June 2021. It appears that the company even intentionally delayed its recall to coincide with the release of its next-generation sleep apnea devices that do not contain toxic foam. In other words, the company postponed informing users that its existing medical devices were dangerous until they manufactured safer machines to replace them. After suffering cancer or other complications caused by inhaling toxic foam, victims exposed can hold Philips liable under the following conditions:

  1. Philips violated its legal duty by causing substantial harm to users;
  2. The sleep apnea machines were dangerous and defective by design;
  3. The company failed to warn users about the risks related to the degradation of the toxic foam;
  4. After becoming aware of the risks, the company fraudulently concealed them;
  5. By misrepresenting the safety of its devices, Philips acted with reckless disregard towards the health and wellbeing of consumers; and
  6. The company delayed taking reasonable measures to prevent them from suffering irreversible harm.

With numerous lawsuits already filed against Philips, our veteran lawyers strongly encourage you to come forward with your claim today. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has a long history of obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Insurance companies and careless corporations have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 38 times to compensate his clients. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our best of the best attorneys systematically prepare every case with the same level of discipline, dedication, and determination necessary to win at trial. We promise to refuse any low-ball settlement offers, even if it means going to court. Our seasoned negotiators will carefully determine how much your case is worth and never accept anything less. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has tried more than 100 lawsuits to verdict. You have absolutely nothing to lose by retaining our elite law firm. Your defective sleep apnea device claim is extremely important to us. Our outstanding team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

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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