Philips is facing many lawsuits that claim that the fit of their CPAP mask is causing severe side effects. These side effects are severe enough that users are being deterred from using their CPAP machines. Here is a blog discussing the Philips CPAP lawsuits.
CPAP machine lawsuit
Sleep apnea is a growing health epidemic. Many diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers are prescribed a CPAP machine to help them sleep better at night. Unfortunately, many people find that the CPAP machine is a difficult and uncomfortable device attached to their face at night. Many have tried to use the device but have been unable to use it long term. Additionally, the CPAP machine can become extremely dangerous to you if it is not maintained and there are serious risks associated with using a Philips CPAP machine. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have been prescribed a CPAP machine, and have been seriously injured by it, you may be a potential candidate for a Philips CPAP lawsuit.
How did the CPAP machine get started, and why is it so popular and important?
The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine was created in the 1980s by Mr. Peter Marks. He was an asleep specialist located in the UK. He noticed that many of his patients suffering from sleep apnea (a sleeping disorder) would fall asleep during their breathing test. They would be asleep long enough to cause the test to stop, and the test would need to be restarted. He theorized that if he could keep their airways open during sleep, they wouldn’t stop breathing, and they would be able to get a better night’s rest, and therefore, they would feel and function better, and they wouldn’t need to go through the tests. The CPAP machine was created to solve the sleep apnea problem. It works by being hooked up to a mask that covers the patient’s nose and mouth. The mask has a hose that connects to the machine. The mask blows air into the patient’s airways to ensure that they don’t stop breathing. The air that is being blown into the airways is continuous and positive. Once the patient is hooked up to the machine, they don’t have to do anything. They lie back and relax.
What are the possible outcomes of a lawsuit?
A pulmonary disease known as Sleep Apnea is caused by the narrowing or the blockage of airways in the throat. The airway blockage in sleep apnea is usually due to the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapsing during sleep. Sufferers are often unaware of their condition, as they are unaware of the interruption in breathing. The most common symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, morning headaches, and problems with concentration when driving or operating machinery. Sleep apnea patients are also at risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Sleep apnea can be cured with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that blows air into the throat to keep the airways open. PAP machines come in different forms and sizes. They include nasal pillows and nasal masks, full face masks, and oral masks.
If you snore and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, it is highly recommended that you consider using a CPAP machine as part of your treatment. However, if you have been injured as a result of using the CPAP machine, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
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