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Because of sleep apnea and other breathing conditions, many Americans now rely upon the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine. Though we may consider these machines to be annoying in their noise or make, they have allowed many of us to sleep through the night for the first time in years. And, what’s more, studies have shown that they can help prevent illnesses like heart problems.
However, due to the faulty make of some Philips machines, there is now believed to be a cancer risk linked to the use of various CPAP and BiPAP devices. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness after using a recalled Philips CPAP machine, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation to help pay for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.
Do Philips’ CPAP Machines Cause Cancer?
Philips has had to recall approximately 80% of the machines they’ve developed to help users who suffer from sleep apnea. The CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators in question contain a polyester-based polyurethane foam used to quiet the machine and lessen vibrations during use. Unfortunately, it’s been shown that this foam can break down, and when it does so, it releases dangerous particles and gasses into the air.
If these particles and gasses are breathed in through the device’s tubing, they can be hazardous to your health and cause any number of issues, ranging from bad headaches to numerous forms of cancer. Phillips CPAP lawsuits have cited Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia and cancers relating to the lungs, skin, rectum, eyes, nose, bladder, stomach, testicles, thyroid, liver, brain, breasts, prostate, and kidneys.
What Are the Potential Health Risks?
In addition to the potential to cause cancer, these defective CPAP and BiPAP machines have been linked to other health concerns. And though the list may not seem as damning as the list of cancers, these illnesses and injuries can be disruptive to one’s life nonetheless.
The breaking down of foam in Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilation machines can lead to:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
- Airway inflammation and irritation.
- Chest pressure.
- Ear inflammation.
- Eye irritation.
- Heart problems.
- Kidney damage.
- Liver damage.
- Lung damage.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Reactive airway disease (RAD).
- Sinus infection.
- Skin irritation.
- Toxic and “carcinogenic effects”
Which Machines Have Been Recalled?
Philips admits there’s a problem with their sleep apnea devices and has issued numerous recalls because of defective and dangerous designs.
The following ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP devices have been recalled by Philips:
- A-Series BiPAP A30 and A40
- A-Series BiPAP Hybrid A30 (not marketed in the United States)
- A-Series BiPAP V30 Auto
- C-Series ASV
- C-Series S/T and AVAPS
- Dorma 400 and 500
- DreamStation Go
- DreamStation ASV
- DreamStation ST, AVAPS
- Garbin Plus
- OmniLab Advanced+
- REMstar SE Auto
- SystemOne ASV4
- SystemOne (Q-Series)
- Trilogy 100 and 200
If you’ve gotten sick after using one of the mentioned devices, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a personal injury attorney at Greg Jones Law and set up a free case evaluation.
Can a Lawyer Protect My Legal Rights?
If you’ve been hurt or made sick in the use of a defective medical device like a Philips CPAP, you may be able to hold the manufacturer accountable with a product liability lawsuit. There is a known problem here, resulting in numerous recalls and lawsuits, and you would not be the first to have faced health issues as a result of one of these machines.
The lawyers of Greg Jones Law have years of experience representing clients who’ve been injured by negligent product manufacturers. You have legal rights to seek recourse. If you’re sick, you shouldn’t have to deal with doctors, the insurance company, medical bills, and the legal process all on your own. Trust the attorneys of Greg Jones Law to help you through this difficult time in your life. We offer a free consultation to new clients. If we don’t collect on your behalf, you do not owe us anything in legal expenses. Call Greg Jones Law today at (855)566-3752 to schedule a free consultation.