Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
Representing People Who Developed Serious Illnesses From Philips CPAP Machines
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous medical condition where a person’s airways become blocked while they sleep. According to sleepapnea.org more than 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, although many are unaware and undiagnosed. There are treatments available for this condition, the most common being the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. CPAP machine users wear a mask attached to a tube that provides a continuous stream of air to keep airways open during sleep. It is estimated that more than 8 million Americans use CPAP machines.
Philips CPAP Machines Recalled Because of Link to Cancer & Other Diseases
In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled 16 different CPAP machine models because of the risk of exposure to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam contained in these products. This foam was used in their CPAP machines to reduce noise and vibrations. Unfortunately, over time the foam can break down, releasing dangerous particles and gases that can be ingested by the user causing cancer and other severe illnesses.
Currently, all of Philips Respironics’ CPAP machines manufactured between January 1, 2009 and April 26, 2021 have been recalled for potential health risks. On September 1, 2021, Philips Respironics announced plans to either repair or replace the recalled devices; however, it may take up to a year to complete this replacement process.
Representing Cancer Victims in CPAP Lawsuits
In November 2021 the FDA completed an inspection of the Philips manufacturing facility and concluded that, despite knowing about the potential risks of exposure to the toxic foam, the company still chose to use it in their CPAP devices. Thousands of CPAP lawsuits have been filed against Philips to hold them accountable for valuing profits more than people’s lives.
Hendler Flores Law is taking cases of CPAP users who have developed serious illnesses after using Philips CPAP machines. Our goal is to help you get compensation to secure the financial welfare of your family and ensure you can afford any medical treatments required to manage your illness.
As your legal representatives, we will help you determine the financial impact of your illness up to the present date and looking ahead to the future. Establishing a just value for your injuries takes into consideration the following:
- Medical expenses (past & future)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and emotional suffering
We realize that no amount of compensation will make up for the impact of this life-changing illness, however holding Philips accountable for their misconduct can help bring you peace of mind during this difficult time.
If You Think Your Cancer Might be Linked to CPAP Use, Tell Us Your Story
If you used a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and developed any of the qualifying illnesses listed below, contact our attorneys to find out if you have a legal claim against Philips. There is no cost or obligation to contact us for a case consultation. We’re available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-443-6353.
At Hendler Flores Law, we’re committed to providing individual legal representation based on your interests and needs. Your story matters.
Qualifying Illnesses for CPAP Lawsuits
People who have used Philips CPAP machines have filed lawsuits based on a wide range of illnesses depending on how long they used the CPAP machine prior to getting diagnosed. The qualifying criteria for CPAP lawsuits include:
- Having used a qualified device prior to 4/25/2021; and
- Was a non-smoker during the time the device was used; and
- Used the device for one year prior to being diagnosed with injuries as indicated below
We are taking CPAP cases with the following injuries:
- Chronic Asthma
- Chronic Bronchitis (must recur more than once – list date of each recurrence)
- Recurring Pneumonia (3+ times in 18 months)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Lip cancer
- Tongue cancer
- Salivary cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Sinus cancer
- Nasopharynx cancer
- Throat cancer
- Thyroid cancer (death cases only)
- Head and Neck cancer
- Lung cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
To download a fact sheet about CPAP Machines, click here.