What to do regarding a manugacturing defect that caused my son’s death?

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What to do regarding a manugacturing defect that caused my son’s death?

My 12 year old son used a bipap machine while he sleeps. We discovered him not breathing early in the morning. We saw he had vomited with the bipap mask on and aspirated. The machines alarm did not go off letting us know there was a problem. He was declared brain dead 2 days later. I know the bipap has a memory card in it. It should of alarmed when the pressure dropped. Doctors feel that he had passed away several hours before we discovered him.

Asked on June 1, 2013 under Personal Injury, Washington

Answers:

Joyce Sweinberg / Joyce J. Sweinberg Associates PC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You must be heartbroken.  In order to determine whether there is a product defect, an appropriate expert would have to evbaluate your situation and the facts involved here.   You need to talk to an attorney to begin this process.


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