Philips CPAP Recall Lawsuit for Rhode Island
Information About the June 2021 Recall Philips CPAP, BiPAP and Ventilators for for Rhode Island Residents
Philips recalls more than 3 million breathing medical devices because they may expose users to a higher risk of developing cancer. Persons in for Rhode Island who have used one of the recalled machines and then been diagnosed with cancer may file a claim against the company.
Persons and family members of persons who have developed cancer from using a Philips BiPAP breathing machine or mechanical ventilator in Rhode Island may be entitled to compensation through filing Philips CPAP lawsuits. Anyone in Rhode Island matching this description is eligible for a free, no-obligation case review with an attorney handling BiPAP cancer lawsuit claims for Rhode Island residents. CPAP recall lawsuits against the manufacturer, Philips, are the only way for Rhode Island consumers to hold the company accountable for the harm it has caused through marketing a dangerous medical device. Lawyers handling Philips BiPAP recall lawsuits for Rhode Island cancer cases work on contingency, meaning you will never pay legal fees unless we win compensation for you. Read full Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit information from attorneys handling claims from plaintiffs nationwide.
This page provides answers to common questions about filing a Philips BiPAP recall lawsuit in Rhode Island. Compiled by attorneys handling CPAP cancer lawsuit claims for Rhode Island, this information applies to most general questions regarding lawsuits against Philips for cancer from recalled CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator breathing machines. Our attorneys handling BiPAP cancer recall lawsuit claims also offer Rhode Island residents free, no-obligation case consultation. If you find you still have questions or you would prefer to speak directly with a lawyer handling Philips CPAP recall lawsuits for Rhode Island residents, please complete our contact form. Read full Rhode Island CPAP cancer recall lawsuit questions and answers.
Our Philips BiPAP recall attorneys serving Rhode Island are distinguished by a long track record of success, winning compensation for individuals and families harmed by billion dollar medical device companies. When a multinational corporation appears to be profiting at the expense of consumer safety, our CPAP cancer lawyer group serving Rhode Island sees it as our mission to pursue justice no matter how complex the case. Our attorneys handling Philips BiPAP recall cases related to cancer from Rhode Island cases of CPAP machines, mechanical ventilators or other sleep apnea machines help individuals in Rhode Island recover the compensation they need and deserve, while holding the corporate entity accountable for greed, wrongdoing and resulting harm. Read information from attorneys handling Rhode Island Philips cancer recall lawsuits nationwide.
In June of 2021, Philips issued a global recall for CPAP breathing machines and mechanical ventilators due to a risk of cancer. When a foam component in the device degrades over time, toxic particles and gases are released, which the patient breathes in. Patient reports show CPAP cancer is a risk from these Philips machines, and more than 3 million have been recalled. Persons and family members of persons who developed a serious health problem from using a machine included in the Philips CPAP recall may be eligible for compensation through filing a CPAP cancer recall lawsuit against Philips.
The risk of Philips CPAP cancer only became public knowledge in 2021, but critics say company executives have been aware for some time. When a foam component used for noise abatement breaks down, cancer-causing gases and particles are released. These toxic substances are ingested by the patient and can lead to a number of side effects including Philips CPAP cancer. Persons and family members of persons who have developed cancer from using a Philips CPAP machine or ventilator may be eligible for compensation through filing a CPAP cancer lawsuit against Philips.
Philips BiPAP and CPAP sleep apnea machines and life supporting mechanical ventilators have been recalled due to a risk of cancer, according to the FDA. A foam component in the devices, which is used to mute the noise of the machine, is prone to degradation. When the foam breaks down, toxic particles and gases are released, which are carcinogenic. An estimated 3-4 million machines are subject to the Philips recall, including breathing machines used in Rhode Island for sleep apnea, known as BiPAP and CPAP machines, as well as life-sustaining mechanical ventilators.
Critics say Philips officials were aware of the CPAP cancer risk to Rhode Island residents and the country at large prior to the recall but did not immediately warn consumers. In April of 2021, Philips reported a "quality issue" with the machines in its first quarter results, stating the company had "received reports of possible patient impact due to foam degradation". It was not until two months later that residents of Rhode Island became aware of the risk when, on June 14, 2021, the company issued a global Philips BiPAP cancer recall for approximately twenty different breathing machines sold in Rhode Island and around the world. Royal Philips is a Dutch health technology company that manufactures a wide range of medical devices. Philips annual revenue exceeded $23 billion in 2020, while CEO Frans Van Houten earned over $7 million in total compensation.
Now Philips officials are facing difficult questions regarding the company's prior knowledge of the risk of cancer from its CPAP machines. Persons and family members of persons in Rhode Island who have developed cancer while using a machine listed in the Philips BiPAP recall are now filing claims against the company. In our day and age, corporate negligence toward consumer safety is all too commonplace. Unfortunately, it is often only the threat of litigation that motivates a company to become a better corporate citizen. In the case of the Philips BiPAP cancer recall, filing a CPAP lawsuit against Philips is the only means for Rhode Island patients and family members to obtain the compensation they need and deserve for suffering, damage, medical expenses and loss related to BiPAP cancer from toxic foam exposure in Rhode Island.
No Fees Unless We Collect for You - Our Philips CPAP Recall Lawyers Represent Rhode Island Clients on a Contingency Basis
We will represent all persons in Rhode Island involved in a CPAP cancer lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Anyone who developed cancer or another serious side effect as a result of using a Philips CPAP sleep apnea machine or ventilator--or is a family member of such a person--is eligible to receive a free, no-obligation case review from our attorneys. Simply contact our firm through the online contact form or the chat feature and one of our Philips CPAP cancer lawyers handling Rhode Island cases will contact you promptly to discuss your case.