Philips CPAP Machine
CPAP machine cancer lawsuits. Do you use a CPAP machine? Have you developed cancer? You may have a valid compensation claim. Learn more in this article.
What Is A CPAP Machine?
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. A CPAP machine delivers a continuous stream of air to the user’s nose and mouth. For people with sleep apnea, a CPAP machine helps them breathe while sleeping.
How Can A CPAP Give Me Cancer?
But, how can a CPAP give you cancer? That depends on the manufacturer and the materials or chemicals used.
Philips CPAP Cancer Claims
In mid-2021, Philips Respironics issued a recall on several CPAP machines. The company used materials that can cause cancer. Additionally, the company did not warn users of the potential risk.
Nearly all CPAP machines use PE-PUR foam to reduce vibration and noise. With certain machines made by Philips, the foam contains toxic materials. This foam breaks down over time. Particles of the foam enter the lungs and cause lung cancer. Users might see small black foam particles in the breathing tube of their CPAP machine.
Medical device manufacturers have a special duty to the people that use their products. This area of law is called product liability. When a company sells dangerous products, it owes a financial responsibility to the people it harms.
Philips Respironics Lawsuits
Lawsuits against Philips Respironics are based on 2 facts.
- Design defect
- Failure to warn
Design Defect – Philips Respironics sold CPAP machines that were dangerous and defective. The foam used in its products falls apart and causes cancer. This fact alone might be enough grounds for a successful lawsuit.
Failure To Warn – There is evidence Philips was aware of the problem for years. Users reported health issues to the company. But, Philips didn’t issue a recall until June of 2021.
Philips Respironics Products Under Recall
The dangerous foam is part of different types of machines from Philips. If you have the following products from Philips Respironics, talk to an attorney about your options:
- DreamStation Machines
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machines
- Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure Machines
- Mechanical Ventilators
- Product Liability Law Firm
If you have used a machine from Philips, talk to an attorney. At Kane & Silverman, we help people with product liability claims. Call us to talk to an attorney about your case. Consultations are free and confidential.