Early this month, the United States FDA recalled certain masks manufactured by Philips Respironics due to extremely dangerous and potentially fatal safety concerns. The masks are generally used with bilevel positive airway pressure machines and continuous positive airway pressure machines, which are used in hospitals and in the homes of consumers. The recalled therapy masks have magnetic headgear clips that pose an extreme threat to anyone using the masks, or even near another person using the masks, who have particular types of implanted metallic medical devices or metallic objects within the body. A few examples of metallic objects the recalled masks pose a threat to are pacemakers, certain contact lenses, and substitute bone devices. As of August 30, 2022, Philips reported fourteen serious injuries correlated to the use of the recalled therapy masks. If you or someone around you has any type of metallic object in the body, the FDA has recommended for consumers to stop use of the recalled masks and to immediately consult with a healthcare provider.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of the recalled masks manufactured by Philips Respironics, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-766-6396 or toll free at 1 800-870-9584. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death that could be linked to the recalled Philips masks. Our experienced trial lawyers are ready, willing, and able to fight for you or your family to obtain the compensation you deserve.