Recalled CPAP, BiPap, and Mechanical Ventilator Machines Can Cause Serious Illness
Many manufacturers recalled these machines due to serious customer and patient illnesses. Many individuals have been affected by illnesses by the recalled CPAP, BiPap, and mechanical ventilators. If you have experienced health issues from using one of these machines, please contact us today.
What Are CPAP, BiPap, and Ventilators?
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines are commonly used for sleep apnea. Many people who use BiPap (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines for sleep apnea, acute asthma, COPD, or other severe breathing disorders. While the CPAP machine provides continuous air flow and is used by patients with obstructive sleep apnea, BiPap machines help regulate normal breathing rhythms.
Mechanical ventilator machines provide enough oxygen and breathing regulation to sustain or save lives. Those who are in long-term hospital or hospice care often use these machines to support oxygen flow.
Why Are These Machines A Health Risk?
According to the FDA, many manufacturers had to recall these machines because of a life-threatening gas that leaked from the machines. Polyester-based polyurethane was off-gassing from several of these machines, causing short-term and long-term health issues. Many of these customers and patients suffered painful symptoms, including:
- Cancer sensitivity
- Organ disruption
- Respiratory issues
If you used a CPAP, BiPap, or other mechanical ventilator and now suffer from health issues, we are here to assist you.
Who Is At Risk From These Machines?
The main health risk from using BiPap, CPAP, or other ventilators is the chemical foam used to abate the noise these machines often make. In order to quiet the noise, manufacturers filled the machines with foam, and, in some cases, cleaned their machines with foam degradation and ozone cleaners. These contain toxic chemicals that release a gas when the machine is turned on. Those who used the machines gradually breathed in toxins that could cause serious health issues as a result.
How Do You Qualify?
Whether you’ve used these machines to sustain life, for continuous oxygen support, or aid in breathing disorders, you may qualify for compensation. If you are dealing with serious health issues after using these machines, call or email us to find out how we can help you. There is no cost to you unless we obtain compensation for you. We are passionate about seeking justice for those who incurred injuries from these recalled machines.
Call Dampier Law Today
We offer a free consultation at no cost to you regarding whether you have a claim for potential compensation. If you’d like to learn more about how you can obtain compensation because of the harm you’ve incurred from these machines, call our office at (251) 929-0900 or complete the form by clicking here.