Product manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure that their products are safe and will not cause injury or illness when used according to instructions. When properly-used products harm consumers, the manufacturer can be held liable for damages.
Philips Respironics has recalled many ventilators, CPAP, and BiPap machines because the sound-reducing foam used in the tubing has been found to cause cancer and other health complications. If you or a loved one has suffered lung damage, cancer, or other medical issues after using a Philips sleep apnea machine, you may be eligible to receive compensation by means of a Philips CPAP Lawsuit.
Judd Shaw Injury Law is currently helping clients pursue damages from Philips Respironics. To ensure you are counted in the lawsuit against them, contact a sleep apnea lawyer as soon as possible. Call us, complete the contact form, or start a live chat.
Can You File a Lawsuit Without a Sleep Apnea Lawyer?
You may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer to pursue damages against Philips Respironics or if you can file a claim on your own. Anyone can file a claim, but it is recommended to seek help from an experienced CPAP product liability lawyer.
It is not always easy to successfully resolve a claim filed against a large company like Philips Respironics. You can be sure that they have powerful lawyers backing them, and it is important that you have someone on your side defending your legal rights.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we are knowledgeable in product liability laws and familiar with the Philips CPAP lawsuit. Our attorneys can inform you of your legal options and guide you through every step of the claims process.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With Your Sleep Apnea Lawsuit
An experienced and skilled product liability lawyer from Judd Shaw Injury Law can move your case along as smoothly as possible. There are also other benefits when a lawyer helps you file your CPAP lawsuit, such as the following.
Bringing first-hand legal knowledge to the table
The regulations and laws surrounding medical devices may be complex, but the lawyers at our firm have spent years studying product liability law. We know what laws apply to your specific case. Our lawyers can evaluate your claim and help you determine whether your adverse health condition and your recalled CPAP machine are connected.
Knowing how to find and work with expert witnesses
Our law firm often consults with medical professionals and other experts when building product liability cases for our clients. These expert witnesses may be asked to provide testimony in court to support your claim. As an example, we may hire a vocational expert to testify how your illness or injury has impacted your ability to perform your job and earn a living.
Having hands-on experience with the legal process
Our law firm has experience handling cases related to medical devices. We know what is needed to build a solid claim for our clients. After taking on your case, we will collect evidence linking your illness to the recalled CPAP machine, file a claim on your behalf, and work hard to negotiate a just and fair settlement for you.
Giving you peace of mind
When you have a trusted attorney on your side, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing someone is representing your best interests. We will handle the details of filing your lawsuit so that you can focus on what is most important – your health and recovery.
Information Your CPAP Lawyer May Need From You
During your initial consultation, your sleep apnea lawyer may ask you the following questions to better understand your case:
- Which model of sleep apnea machine were you using when you began to experience symptoms?
- Did you discontinue using your CPAP machine? If so, when?
- Do you still have the CPAP machine and have you reported the recalled product to Philips?
- When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
- What type of symptoms are you experiencing?
- Have you consulted with your doctor about your CPAP-related health issues? If so, do you have receipts for your medical bills?
- Have you been unable to work as a result of your illness?
- Have you experienced pain and suffering or emotional distress because of your CPAP-related medical problems?
Your personal injury attorney may request the following documents from you:
- Proof of purchase of the CPAP or BiPap device
- Health insurance information
- Medical records showing your diagnosis and medical treatments you are undergoing
- Copies of medical bills and prescriptions
- Proof of loss of income
You may want to jot some things down before meeting with the lawyer to help you remember important details. The note may include when your illness began, the symptoms you experienced, the dates you sought medical attention, and more.
Will You Have to Go to Court If You File a Sleep Apnea Lawsuit?
You might be hesitating to file a lawsuit because you are concerned about having to go before a judge and jury, but don’t worry. It is unlikely that you will need to personally appear in court to receive the compensation that Philips Respironics owes you.
The lawsuits against Philips are being consolidated into something called multidistrict litigation (MDL). Multidistrict litigation is common in defective product cases where multiple people are affected. It means that multiple cases that share the same issue are transferred to a single district court.
As your lawyers, you will typically only need to communicate with us; we can handle all communication with the defendant, judge, and other parties involved in the lawsuit. If the lawsuits against Philips are successful, you should receive your percentage of the compensation without having to step foot inside a courtroom.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for a CPAP Lawsuit?
Judd Shaw Injury Law does not charge clients any upfront fees to file a CPAP lawsuit. Our law firm handles personal injury cases on contingency. This means that our own payment is contingent on your case being successful.
In other words, if you are not paid or awarded a settlement, you do not owe us anything. If your sleep apnea lawsuit is successful, we are only paid a percentage of the awarded amount.
Our lawyers are glad to answer any questions you have about the contingency fee arrangement during your initial consultation with us.
Judd Shaw Injury Law Can Help You File a CPAP Lawsuit
If you were harmed by using a recalled Philips Respironics machine and are interested in filing a lawsuit, contact our law firm today. We can analyze your case and help you determine the best approach to win compensation.
When you choose Judd Shaw Injury Law to represent your case, you get a legal team that truly cares about each person we help. We understand how important it is for our clients to receive compensation for the losses they have suffered, and we are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we strive to be our client’s “knights in shining armor.” Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation. Call us at 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online contact form to learn more about your legal rights and options.