Faulty Philips CPAP and other breathing machines can potentially cause at least four kinds of cancer. Certain Philips CPAP machines are linked to kidney, liver, colon, and lung cancer (alongside other lung-related disorders).
In addition, researchers discovered other cancers linked to the toxic PE-PUR foam contained in the faulty Philips CPAP machines. So, users may be at risk of these cancers, too. They include:
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Hematopoietic cancer
- Lymphatic cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Papillary carcinoma
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Overview of the Philips CPAP Recall
In June 2021, Philips voluntarily recalled millions of their CPAP and other breathing machines, including ventilator devices used for sleep apnea. Following Philips’ announcement in June, the FDA issued a Class I recall of the products in July.
The Class I recall means that the claims of severe health issues, like cancer, being linked to these machines need to be taken very seriously.
If you think you or a family member have a health issue, possibly one of the cancers listed above, after using a faulty Philips CPAP machine, consider our firm’s legal services. Philips deserves to be held accountable for their negligence. It has affected many people who relied on their devices to improve their health.
What Other Medical Issues Can a Faulty Philips CPAP Machine Cause?
Faulty Philips machines are linked to a wide range of other medical issues to varying degrees. After using recalled CPAP devices, users have reported various ailments. These CPAP machines are known to cause breathing difficulties, including respiratory failure and lung damage.
In some cases, users of the devices are experiencing new asthma symptoms, airway inflammation, pneumonia, and more. Furthermore, the faulty Philips CPAP machines may be associated with cardiac issues, such as strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiac problems. Other potential side effects include eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation and inflammation. Users may also experience adverse effects on their kidneys, liver, stomach, and other organs.
Even if your new health condition is not reportedly linked to faulty Philips CPAP machines, and you used one of their devices, you should speak with your doctor. In addition, you may want to consider talking to a lawyer about potentially taking action against Philips.
What Is PE-PUR Foam, and Why Is It Potentially Dangerous?
PE-PUR foam is used as a liner to decrease the sound and vibration in Philips CPAP and ventilator machines. When whole and solid, this foam is generally harmless. However, when the foam breaks down, it can release tiny particles and gases.
If inhaled or ingested, various adverse health issues can potentially occur. PE-PUR foam can break down, show no visible signs, and release harmful particles and chemicals. Philips indicated that inhaling PE-PUR foam can cause a risk of dizziness, headaches, vomiting, and more.
In basic terms, the PE-PUR foam used to line CPAP and other ventilator devices may be the root cause of several of the medical issues users are experiencing.
Which Devices Has Philips Recalled?
The recalled CPAP machines include continuous ventilators, non-continuous ventilators, and mechanical ventilators.
Please check the Philips website immediately if you think you may have a machine that Philips recalled. If you already had a device recalled and are considering a lawsuit, a lawyer can help build your case.
We are a leading personal injury and accident law firm in Florida and are available to answer questions. We can provide you with guidance on whether you should file a claim or lawsuit against Philips.
What Does It Cost to Hire a Philips CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer from Your Firm?
You may be considering hiring a lawyer if the Philips Respironics product recall has impacted you or a family member. While all law firms are structured differently, consider our firm.
Our team will work with you to ensure you get the assistance to which you are entitled. There are no legal fees unless the firm wins compensation in your case. If you win, your lawyer gets a percentage of your settlement or court award. You and your lawyer will agree on a percentage for them to take early in the process.
If you do not win any compensation, we get paid nothing. We are available to listen to your situation and give you an analysis of your case without you incurring any cost or additional obligations.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
If the June 2021 Philips CPAP recall impacted your health or a family member’s health, you may be eligible for compensation. If you suffered any injury or damages from a faulty machine, a consultation with one of our team members will help you determine whether your lawsuit is viable.
The types of compensation you may receive can vary. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for reimbursement for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, or funeral and burial costs, among others.
You or a loved one can file a claim and/or lawsuit against Philips if they are responsible for your new illness. Each client and claim is unique. Our firm can help you determine your options and the best course of action for you.
Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Today for Your Free Case Evaluation
If you used a Philips CPAP machine and experienced adverse effects, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269 to receive your free consultation. Our team will bring their decades of experience to bat for you and your case, ideally giving you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Check out our client testimonials to get an idea of what it’s like to work with us.
You should not have to build a case against Philips and protect your rights on your own. That’s what we’re here for. We will advocate for you and defend your rights after a manufacturing company harmed you through negligence. You are not alone, and we will tirelessly fight for you. Let’s get started today.