CPAP Machine Recall Lawyer Memphis, TN
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of certain CPAP machines because of certain cancer risks. Anyone in Tennessee who has used these machines and has suffered an injury should contact a CPAP machine recall lawyer Memphis, TN clients trust to find out what legal recourse they may have.
These machines are used by millions of people who suffer from sleep apnea. When a person has sleep apnea, they have multiple disruptions in their breathing that impacts their sleep cycle. The condition can also cause serious health issues if the person is not being treated.
The recall involves three to four million CPAP machines. Anyone who is using one of the recalled machines should contact their doctor immediately to find out about alternative options.
According to statements released by the FDA, there is a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam that is used in the machines that reduce vibration and sound the machines make. This foam could break down and possibly enter the air pathway in the device. If this happens, certain chemicals or black debris from the foam could be released into the pathway and then swallowed or inhaled by the person using the machine.
A CPAP machine recall lawyer in Memphis, TN knows that some of the health issues that a user of one of these recalled CPAP machines can suffer include the following:
- Adverse effects to kidneys, liver, or other organs
- Injuries to the lungs
- Irritation of the skin
- Irritation of the eyes
- Irritation of the respiratory tract
- Respiratory failures
- Respiratory issues
Companies owe a duty of care to the public that the products they design, manufacturer, and sell are safe. When a company’s product has a defect and that defect results in the injury or illness of a customer, the company can be held liable for any losses that the victim suffers because of the injury. If the victim dies because of the injury, then their family may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
There are several types of defects that can result in a product liability lawsuit:
- Design defect: This is when there is a flaw or defect in the design of the product that makes it dangerous to the user.
- Manufacturing defect: This is when there is an issue during the assembly of the product, such as missing or broken parts.
- Failure to warn: This is when there is a potential known danger to the user of the product, but the manufacturer fails to put a warning label on the product to warn the public of the possible hazard.
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If you have suffered an adverse medical issue because of a defective CPAP machine, contact Darrell Castle & Associates to schedule a free consultation with a Memphis, TN CPAP machine recall lawyer and find out what type of financial compensation you may be entitled to.