Looking for a CPAP lawyer? CPAP lawsuits are on the rise after a bombshell report finding that the medical-device company Philips hid nearly 4,000 CPAP health complaints from federal regulators.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines use distilled water and sustained airflow to help millions of people breathe at night, particularly individuals who suffer from sleep apnea.
According to PBS, Philips packed their CPAP machine with industrial foam to help keep the devices quiet. The company soon started getting customer complaints about black particles showing up in the devices’ water and elsewhere in the machines.
CPAP Lawsuits Linked to Health Problems Like Cancer, Asthma, and More
Many of Philips’s CPAP machines were recalled in 2021, but scores of users began developing cancer, asthma, and other serious health problems. Some even died—and thousands of individuals and families are now filing legal claims.
One CPAP victim told PBS that “the walls of [his] lungs are shot now”:
I noticed when I was first using my new machine what we saw like black specks, white specks, it just went from like pure, distilled water to look and like water you would see in like a polluted Creek. The walls on my lungs are shot now. So they’ll never work again. I can’t get a lung transplant because nobody will be wanting transplanting your lung into a infected area where it’s just going to go bad.
Philips Hid Thousands of Serious Health Complaints From FDA
The PBS investigation uncovered that the first few complaints began arriving as early as 2010, but that Philips “held back most of them” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “In fact, during COVID [Philips] went into overdrive, advertising and aggressively marketing these at health fairs from Vegas to Dubai.”
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by a CPAP Machine? You May Need a CPAP Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured or died due to a CPAP machine made by Philips or another manufacturer, contact the defective medical device lawyers at the Roach Law Firm today.
Legal action by a CPAP lawyer experienced with medical device injuries is often necessary before dangerous devices like these are pulled from the market—and the Roach Law Firm’s lawyers will investigate your claim and help you gather all evidence necessary to move your case forward.
Our Record Speaks for Itself
The Roach Law Firm’s defective medical device lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- Lone Star Steel Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach represented thousands of steel workers at the Lone Star Steel Mill when they began to suffer from breathing problems and cancer. Roach successfully prosecuted the Lone Star Steel Litigation against some of the most skilled and expensive lawyers in the country for over a decade, ultimately winning $90 million for the plaintiffs.
- Red River Army Depot Litigation
When workers at the Red River Army Depot in Northeast Texas began to suffer from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the workplace, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach fought for their rights and recovered $47 million on their behalf.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
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The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your defective medical device lawsuit, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you or one of your loved ones have suffered a serious injury or death resulting from a CPAP machine or another defective medical device, you may need a CPAP lawyer. Call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. One of our defective medical device lawyers will be in touch with you as soon as possible.