According to an online news report published on Reuters.com, some recall-repaired Philips models can separate from the plastic backing, reducing airflow, which could lead to severe injury or death. The issue is due to a defective adhesive. The United States Food and Drug Administration classified the recall as a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of product recall classification.
Philip’s ventilators assist with breathing in both adult and pediatric patients. This recall follows Philips’ previous breathing machine recall that affected more than five million breathing devices and ventilators in June 2021. That recall was initiated after it was discovered that the sound abatement foam degrades and could shed toxic particles and gas that can cause cancer.
Philips Respironics recalled about 14,000 ventilators last December. The units recalled were distributed from March 1, 2022, until September 6, 2022. According to the report, Philips Respironics did not instantly reply to a Reuters request for comment about the recall. There have been 82 more complaints received by Philips Respironics. Currently, there have been no reports of long-term injuries or death associated with the recalled breathing machines. However, it is too early to tell.
How to File Your Product Injury Claim
If a product has injured you, you may be entitled to file a product injury claim against the manufacturer or seller of the product. Here are some steps to follow:
- Seek medical attention: If a product has injured you, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your health and safety should be your first priority.
- Collect evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible to support your product liability claim, such as photographs of the product and your injuries, any medical bills or expenses related to your injury, and any correspondence with the manufacturer or seller of the product.
- Contact the manufacturer or seller: Contact the manufacturer or seller of the product to inform them of the injury and to request compensation for your damages. Be sure to keep a record of all communication, including the name of the person you spoke with and the date and time of the conversation.
- Consult an attorney: If the manufacturer or seller denies your claim, or if you are unsatisfied with the compensation offered, you may want to consult an attorney who specializes in product injury claims. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and represent your interests in court if necessary.
- File a lawsuit: If you are unable to resolve the matter through negotiation, you may need to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller. Your attorney can help you with this process, including gathering evidence and presenting your case in court.
Note: The specific steps for filing your product injury claim can vary depending on your state laws and the nature of your injuries. It is important to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney who is familiar with the laws and regulations in your area.
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Parker Waichman LLP is considered one of the leading product liability law firms in the United States because the firm has more than thirty years of product litigation experience. Parker Waichman LLP also has a strong reputation in the legal community for its commitment to client advocacy and its successful track record in product liability cases. The firm has offices located in several states across the United States and has successfully represented clients in product liability cases across the country. This allows our attorneys to provide legal representation to injured clients no matter where they live.
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If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you deserve justice and compensation for your damages. At Parker Waichman LLP, we have over 30 years of experience representing clients in product liability cases and have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
If you believe you have a product liability case, we encourage you to take action today. Time is of the essence, as there are strict deadlines for filing these types of claims. By taking action now, you can protect your rights and increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve.
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