With the recent recall of CPAP machines, you may be worried about the Philips CPAP cancer risk. We are here to walk you through how this issue happened, your risks, and how we can help. Your health is the priority, and we need to do all we can to protect it. Our team can take on your case for compensation after you are injured or affected by these machines.
What Is My Philips CPAP Cancer Risk?
Since the case against Philips is new and ongoing, we do not yet know of any cases of cancer directly associated with the use of a Philips CPAP machine. Yet, the ingestion or inhalation of the PE-PUR may cause cancer in users as it is proven to be toxic and carcinogenic.
Cancers linked to the ingestion or inhalation of PE-PUR particles and gases include those affecting organs like the kidneys and liver. Even if you do not currently have cancer, there is a chance that your Philips CPAP machine has made you ill or may give you cancer in the future.
Speak to our personal injury team to determine your level of injury and your possible claim against the company for your Philips CPAP cancer risk.
What Is Wrong with My Philips CPAP Machine?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that Philips Respironics recalled nearly four million CPAP machines, Bi-PAP, and ventilators in June 2021 due to a severe health concern to users. The FDA investigated complaints against Philips and their devices and found the claims valid.
Philips CPAP machines are made using polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam. PE-PUR foam is used inside the CPAP machine to quiet the noise and possible vibrations created during usage. The FDA found that the PE-PUR can break down and enter the air pathway during use. Users found small black particles in their machine’s tubing, and the FDA also found that toxic gasses had been released into the machines’ air pathways.
Reported illnesses caused by the machines include respiratory inflammation, skin inflammation, asthma, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and cancerous effects. Users of Philips CPAP machines may use their machines daily to treat sleep apnea. If you use a CPAP machine to treat a health condition, reach out to your doctor to decide on a new treatment plan.
Which CPAP Philips Machine Is Being Recalled?
Philips Respironics is in the process of recalling devices that they manufactured between 2009 and April 26, 2021. The following is a list of the types of machines currently being recalled.
- Trilogy 100
- Trilogy 200
- Garbin Plus
- BiPAP V30
- BiPAP A30/A40 Series Device Models
You can view your specific CPAP serial number on the bottom of your Philips device and enter it on their website to see if your personal device is a part of the recall. If you find your device is part of the Philips recall, we suggest you speak to your doctor and your attorney right away.
What If I Need My CPAP Machine to Treat My Medical Condition?
If you used one of the recalled Philips devices and have experienced negative symptoms, speak with your doctor to document the information for your case. Even if you have not developed cancer, the potential of exposure may be enough to hold Philips liable, particularly if it has affected your work schedule or finances.
If you think you may have been exposed to any toxic chemicals due to the degraded PE-PUR foam from your CPAP machine, speak to your physician. They can discuss your usage of your current Philips CPAP machine.
You may feel a need to switch to a new type of machine, regardless of whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. Your doctor will help determine your medical plan, while your attorney can help determine your legal moves.
How Much does It Cost to Hire My Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Attorney?
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we have worked for years to serve injured victims of negligence. We will work with you to take your case to court and help you receive compensation for the wrongdoings of Philips Respironics.
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis. You do not pay any upfront charges, out-of-pocket expenses, hourly rates, or lawyer retainment. You will pay your lawyer from your total settlement package if we win your case. Our team wants you to focus on your health and recovery, not on the stress of paying your lawyer fees.
When Should I File My Personal Injury Claim Against Philips?
You could only have a few years to file a personal injury claim under your state’s personal injury statute of limitations. Starting your legal claim early allows your lawyer to gather evidence, contact witnesses such as your doctor, and file your lawsuit on time.
The sooner we get started, the better. If you wait too long to file, the court could dismiss your case. Our staff will inform you of all relevant timelines and opportunities to extend them.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
Your total settlement package depends on many factors, such as the strength of your case, your medical documentation, and other recent Philips CPAP lawsuits. At Chalik & Chalik, we will work to get you a settlement that meets your needs while also holding Philips Respironics liable for their negligence.
You could recover damages for the following losses:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our team will explore all options for pursuing financial damages for your losses connected to a defective product sold and manufactured by Philips.
Our Team Is Prepared to Hold Philips Respironics Accountable
If you suffered ill effects or received a cancer diagnosis after using a Philips CPAP machine, do not hesitate to seek treatment and reach out to our firm. Your Philips CPAP cancer risk is very important to us.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (855) 529-0269 for your free case consultation. Jason and Debi Chalik are ready to work on your case directly. You will not be handed off to a case manager that does not have your interests at heart. We will fight for fair compensation and hold the responsible parties liable for their actions, so cases like these do not become commonplace.