How We Help Protect Consumers
At SWMW Law, our focus is helping people. In addition to our primary practice areas of mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer and drug & medical device law, our skilled attorneys are also experienced in pursuing justice when a consumer is injured by other defective products, unfair trade practices, false or misleading products or data security/privacy breaches.
Corporate negligence causes injury to consumers far too often, and it’s our mission to hold them accountable. Through a type of litigation called a class action suit, a group of harmed individuals can take their common complaint to the court to confront the company or corporation and hold them accountable for their actions. Our goal with these suits is to compensate those harmed and legally forcing the defendant to stop the damaging behavior.
These cases could include, but are not limited to:
- Data or security privacy breaches
- False or misleading advertising
- Toxic exposure
- Personal injury
- Mesothelioma & asbestos
- Excessive or hidden fees
- Environmental contamination
- Unfair sales practices
The attorneys and professionals at SWMW Law have dedicated their careers to helping people injured through no fault of their own. We’ve secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of individuals and families and are committed to getting you the justice you deserve. Our clients are always our first priority and the motivation behind everything we do, Because People Matter.
Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and Mechanical Ventilators
If you or a loved one has developed cancer of the kidneys, liver, or lungs after using a Philips CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, or mechanical ventilator, . You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Your story is important, and we’re here to listen and help.
SWMW Law is investigating and/or representing cases related to the use of specific Philips devices (listed below) due to potential health risks identified by the company.
Significant Risk of Cancer and Other Health Issues
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of certain mechanical ventilators, Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP), and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines due to potential health risks, including cancer.
The recall was issued over concerns that foam liners in the machines may disintegrate or outgas, potentially resulting in the inhalation of contaminants and/or toxic chemicals. On July 23, 2021, the FDA designated the recall as Class I, its most serious level.
Potential health risks associated with the recalled Philips sleep apnea devices include:
- Cancer (particularly in the kidneys, liver, and lungs)
- Cough and chest pressure
- Damage to kidneys, liver, or lungs
- Headaches or dizziness
- Sinus infection
- Upper airway infection
The following Philips BiPAP and CPAP machines have been recalled due to potential health risks, including lung cancer:
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- OmniLab Advanced+
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
The following models of Philips mechanical ventilators have also been recalled due to the same health and safety concerns:
- A-Series BiPAP A30 and A40
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent
- Trilogy 100 and 200
Latest Philips CPAP Recall, BiPAP Recall, and Mechanical Ventilator Recall News
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer and believe exposure to the weed killer Roundup could be the cause, you could qualify for compensation from the manufacturer. We encourage you to speak with one of SWMW Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys to tell us your story.
Proven Cancer Risks, Known Dangers
Roundup, which was first released in 1974, is the most popular weed killer in the world, with nearly 250 million pounds used on our crops, golf courses and lawns. Glyphosate is a main ingredient of the product, which may be a human carcinogen linked to several cancers.
Jobs that require ongoing exposure such as agricultural workers, gardeners, farm workers and landscapers may be at a higher risk for developing certain types of cancer:
- Soft tissue carcinoma
- Bone cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Colon cancer
Several investigations are underway to determine if the manufacturer, Monsanto (now owned by Bayer AG), continued to sell Roundup while aware of its health dangers. As early as the 1970s, research revealed that glyphosate caused cancer in rodents, and in recent years, evidence of its links to cancer grow stronger. Monsanto denies that Roundup is dangerous and continues marketing it as an environmentally friendly product.
Latest Roundup News
In 2018 and 2019, there have been several settlements and increased action against Monsanto:
- Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Roundup Cancer Trial
- Jury hits Bayer with $80 million penalty in Roundup cancer case
- RoundUp Ruled Significant Factor in Man’s Cancer
There also continues to be information released about the increased risk of Roundup:
How We Help People Harmed by Dangerous Products
At SWMW Law, our team is passionate about helping people harmed by toxic products. When a manufacturer keeps selling an item they know is dangerous, we fight to hold them accountable and seek compensation for people harmed by the product. If you believe exposure to a product caused you or a family member harm, please contact us. We want to hear your story, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
JUUL & eCigarettes
If you or someone you love developed a lung disease, pulmonary disease or seizures after using JUUL or another vaping/e-cigarette product, please reach out to our consumer litigation team. We want to hear your story.
JUUL is an electronic cigarette or “vaping” device developed by Juul Labs, which was first introduced in 2015, and marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. By 2017, Juul was the most popular e-cigarette on the market, and today the company is worth billions.
Links to Lung Disease
There are currently hundreds of people in the United States who have contracted a lung disease and other respiratory illnesses that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention believe could be directly linked to vaping and e-cigarette use. To date, five people have died from these diseases. Juul products are currently unregulated by the FDA, and are known to have the ability to deliver dangerous levels of nicotine to users.
Illegal Marketing Practices
Several of JUUL’s marketing practices are also being investigated, as federal health officials say the company broke the law by marketing Juul as a reduced-risk or “safer” nicotine product, which the FDA says hasn’t been proven, nor has the company ever submitted their products for testing
Latest JUUL & e-Cigarette News
Links to disease and illness
- Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs within 90 days of vaping
- New warnings of link between lung disease in teens and e-cigarettes
Illegal Marketing Practices
Our Personalized, Strategic Approach
We’re able to get positive outcomes in consumer litigation by first deciding what we consider a win. We begin with a thorough discovery process to understand your situation and the details of your case. We approach every case as being unique and will create a strategy specifically for you and your situation. We put our multi-disciplinary team to work to develop a strategy that will yield the best outcome.
SWMW has a proven track record of success of securing several multi-million dollar settlements for its clients harmed by a product or faulty medical device. Contact our team today by calling (888) 422-8877 or completing our contact form online. We want to hear your story, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Because People Matter.
We Want to Hear Your Story.
At SWMW Law, we believe people matter. If you need our help, we encourage you to contact us anytime. We’ll return your call or email as soon as possible, and get to work on your case right away.
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