Philips CPAP Recall and Injury Lawsuits
Our Lawyers are Evaluating Philips CPAP and Ventilator Claims
Our experienced lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP want to ask you a few questions:
Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer? Have you been using a Philips CPAP machine for sleep apnea? Have you been using a Philips ventilator?
If so, you might be entitled to file a Philips CPAP lawsuit and collect substantial compensation. Philips has recalled many of its devices because they have a defect that can increase the risk of developing cancer and other dangerous side effects.
How do you know if you might qualify to file a Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit? At the very least, you must:
Have received a diagnosis of lung cancer and
- Used a Philips CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure device) or
- Used a Philips Bi-level PAP machine (positive airway pressure device) or
- Used a Philips mechanical ventilator
If you developed lung cancer while using one of these dangerous devices, Philips might owe you compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are providing free evaluations of CPAP claims to determine who is eligible to file a lawsuit. Call us today at 800-403-6191.
Philips Recalled CPAP Devices Because of Cancer Risk
Millions of people use machines to help them battle the effects of sleep apnea. Apnea is a condition characterized by disruptions in breathing that adversely affects the sleep cycle. Apnea is known to cause various health problems when it is not treated. Philips is one of the many companies that manufacture sleep apnea and ventilator devices.
In June 2021, Philips issued a voluntary recall of certain CPAP and ventilator models because using them can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. The recall primarily affects the Philips CPAP machines from the first generation of its Dreamstation line. It also affects some of its Bi-level PAP machines and mechanical ventilators.
The company was alerted in April 2021 that the noise-abatement foam in these devices can degrade into particles. The particles then can make their way into the airway portion of the devices. Inhaling, ingesting, or absorbing these particles can increase your risk of lung cancer and other injuries.
Philips claims to be taking steps to remedy the dangers associated with its CPAP devices. But, it might be too late for many users of these defective CPAP and Bi-level PAP machines. If you got a lung cancer diagnosis after using a CPAP machine, filing a lawsuit might be your chance to hold Philips accountable for exposing you to unnecessary risks and causing your injuries.
What Should You If You Use a Recalled CPAP Machine?
Philips has advised that if you use the recalled CPAP and Bi-level PAP machines, stop immediately and speak to your doctor about alternatives devices to address your sleep apnea. If you use one of the recalled ventilators, do not do anything without consulting your physician.
Foam In Recalled CPAP Machines Can Degrade and Cause Illnesses
The purpose of the foam in sleep apnea devices and ventilators is to reduce noise. Unfortunately, the foam might degrade because of time or other factors like humidity. When it degrades, particles can be ingested, absorbed, or inhaled by the users and contribute to illnesses including lung cancer.
- Exposure to degraded foam might also lead to:
- Irritation to the eyes, throat, respiratory tract
- Respiratory problems
- Skin irritation
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Toxic/Carcinogenic effects including lung and other cancer
What Compensation Can You Collect in a Successful CPAP Lawsuit?
If you have developed lung cancer or experienced some of the other ailments associated with foam degradation in CPAP machines, you might be entitled to file a lawsuit and collect substantial compensation. Damages in a successful CPAP lawsuit might include:
- Medical costs like visits to the doctor, medications, assistive devices, nursing care, co-pays, and more
- Lost wages for work you miss because of your illness (treatment days, doctor’s appointments, sick days)
- Lost future income should you be unable to return to work because of your illness
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages if the court or jury determines that Philips was grossly negligent or acted intentionally to cause harm
If you get a cancer diagnosis after using a Philips CPAP, Philips Bi-level PAP, or a Philips mechanical ventilator, shouldn’t you receive compensation for your injuries? If Philips knew the devices were dangerous, should have provided warnings about the possible risks of using its machines, or could have made them safer, the company might have the legal responsibility to compensate injured victims.
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP, To Find Out if You Qualify to File a Philips CPAP Lawsuit
Call our experienced lawyers today at 800-403-6191 to find out if you are eligible to file a Philips CPAP cancer lawsuit. Your case evaluation is free, confidential and at no risk to you.
We have the experience and determination to ensure that you and your family collect the maximum compensation allowed by law when you are injured by a dangerous or defective medical device like a Philips CPAP. Call our CPAP recall lawyers today at 800-403-6191 to protect your legal rights.