CPAP machines could be bad for your liver. While the use of CPAP machines is common for those suffering from sleep apnea, Philips Respironics issued a recall for many of these devices in 2021. A defect in the product is leaving some users exposed to carcinogens, and some are reporting health problems such as liver cancer.
Read on to learn more about the product recall and what you should do to seek compensation. An attorney from our team can help you seek the compensation you need to recover.
Can a CPAP Machine Cause Liver Damage?
Yes, a CPAP machine can cause liver damage.
A CPAP machine does its job by providing oxygen to the patient during sleep via a facemask connected to the CPAP machine. However, the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in some recalled Philips CPAP machines is hazardous, as this foam can break down in the product over time, eventually making its way into the product’s airways.
This foam degradation can cause liver cancer, among other types of cancer or other health-related problems. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), CPAP machine users could also face conditions such as:
- Skn, nose, eye, and respiratory irritation
- Inflammatory response
You could be experiencing other health conditions beyond those listed here. You can speak with your doctor to understand how a defective CPAP machine could be affecting your health.
How do I Know If My Health Condition Resulted from a CPAP Device?
One of the most important steps you can take for your case is to see a doctor. They can document your health condition and explain how a CPAP device could be affecting you.
Our team can also perform an investigation to determine if a defective device could be the source of your health concerns. In other words, you don’t have to make this determination on your own.
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What Kinds of Results Could I See Through a CPAP Lawsuit?
If you face a liver cancer diagnosis, you could need extensive medical care. Your career could also be affected. Our attorneys can help you seek a recovery for all the costs and losses resulting from your CPAP-affected health condition, such as:
- Medical bills: For needed medications, testing, surgeries, therapies, and more
- Lost wages: If you missed paychecks because of your health concerns
- Reduced earning capacity: If you had to change jobs or reduce your hours at work because of your health condition
- Pain and suffering: If you faced serious pain or other challenges
Our attorneys can calculate your damages for you by learning more about your health condition. We can speak with your doctors to understand your prognosis, seeking compensation not only for your past medical expenses but also for your future estimated care needs.
You shouldn’t have to pay for expenses that a defective CPAP machine caused.
Why Work with our Philips CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer?
Our Philips CPAP lawsuit lawyers can help you determine if you have a case for compensation. We can review your case along with any evidence of your health issues and advise you on the next steps, should you choose to move forward.
If you choose to work with our Philips CPAP lawsuit lawyers, we can:
- Gather additional forms of evidence, such as expert witness testimony
- Demonstrate a link between your use of a CPAP machine with your health condition
- Handle the conversations with third parties for you
- Submit all necessary paperwork
- Represent your best interests throughout litigation
- Keep you updated on the progress of your case
- Ensure your rights are protected
- Stand up for your side of the story in the face of a major corporation
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help you learn more about your legal options. The initial case consultation is free. One of our experienced lawyers will let you know if you have grounds for concern and if it’s in your best interest to file a lawsuit.
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Has My CPAP Machine been Recalled?
Philips CPAP and BiPAP devices that were part of the recall include:
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto (ventilator)
- A-Series BiPAP A30
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30
- A-Series BiPAP A40 (ventilator)
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- C-Series ASV (ventilator)
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- Dorma 400
- Dorma 500
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- Trilogy 100 (ventilator)
- Trilogy 200 (ventilator)
- Garbin Plus, Aeris, LifeVent (ventilator)
- OmniLab Advanced+
- REMstar SE Auto
If you currently use one of the above devices, speak to your doctor before discontinuing use. Your doctor may recommend an alternative device or other therapies for treating your sleep apnea.
You can learn more about the Philips Respironics recall by visiting the manufacturer’s website.
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Why Choose Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers?
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has decades of experience in injury and accident law. We are defective product and injury lawyers who fight for our clients to protect them when their very lives and livelihoods are threatened by negligent product manufacturers.
If you choose to work with us, you can expect to:
- Pay no upfront fees, since we work based on contingency
- Work directly with our partners, Jason and Debi Chalik
- Get a free case review
We work to seek fair and just compensation for our clients. Consider some of our past results for clients.
Take Action Promptly for Your CPAP Case
It is a good idea to get started on your CPAP injury case promptly. There is generally a limited time to file a lawsuit in a defective product case. If you miss this deadline, you may be unable to seek compensation from the manufacturer.
Our team can explain how this deadline might affect your case and ensure your case is on track.
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If you believe a recalled CPAP machine has damaged your liver due to carcinogenic materials used in the product, you can protect yourself and your family.
Get a free case review from our team today to learn your next steps. Our team is ready to help you get started on the road to recovery: (855) 529-0269.
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