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CPAP Linked to Cancer

If you were diagnosed with lung cancer or a respiratory illness after using a Philips CPAP machine, call The Long Brothers at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law to explore your legal options.

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The CPAP lawsuit is a claim against Bi-Level PAP respiratory devices manufactured by Philips. These Bi-Level PAP machines and other ventilator devices feature a design flaw that causes users to unknowingly ingest or inhale degraded foam particles. These particles have now been found to lead to cancer, lung and respiratory problems, and other injuries.

If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer or are experiencing lung or respiratory issues as a result of the Philips CPAP machine, you have rights. Our family-run firm wants to help you seek the compensation you deserve for the pain and illness you have suffered due to the reckless actions of this manufacturer. Call The Long Brothers at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law at 251-432-2277, or fill out the online form to find out if you qualify.

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Certain criteria qualify for the CPAP lawsuit, including the use of specific treatment device models and the development of specific health conditions. You may qualify if you used one of these devices for one year or longer and were diagnosed with lung cancer, asthma, or other chronic respiratory illnesses. Here are the recalled machines:

Recalled Philip’s CPAP Devices Used to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Dreamstation (1st Generation Product Family)
  • SystemOne
  • C-Series
  • OmniLab Advanced Plus
  • Dorma 400
  • Dorma 500
  • REMStar SE Auto

Recalled Philip’s CPAP Ventilators Used to Treat Respiratory Conditions

  • Trilogy 100
  • Trilogy 200
  • Garbin Plus
  • Aeris
  • LifeVent

If you are currently using one of these recalled devices, stop use immediately and contact your doctor. We strongly recommend that you also keep the machine as evidence that can be used in the event you develop a respiratory condition and need to seek compensation.

If you used one of the qualifying Philips CPAP machines and developed a respiratory condition, your first step is to consult one of our experienced attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law to help determine if you have a case. From there, we can help you determine your next best steps for your unique situation.

While nothing is stopping you from pursuing your case on your own, a large manufacturer like Philips will have a team of attorneys on its side, and so should you. Our team will make sure an experienced attorney advocates for your case and that your side of the story is told.

At Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, we work on contingency, so you owe nothing unless we win. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by getting started with your free case review today.

Chemicals in PE-PUR Foam from CPAP Machines

The Philips CPAP machine uses PE-PUR foam to reduce sound and vibration. Intact, PE-PUR foam is harmless. Once it breaks down, however, it releases harmful particles and chemical gases. Once these particles enter your body through the nose and mouth, they can cause serious injuries, permanent impairment, and life-threatening illnesses.

After investigation, the Philips’ lab analysis found that broken down foam may potentially produce these harmful chemicals:

  • Toluene diamine, a compound used to make polyurethane and dyes that can cause genetic defects, cancer, fertility issues, and organ damage.
  • Toluene diisocyanate, a liquid used to create foam that can cause cancer, skin irritation, respiratory irritation, and eye damage.
  • Diethylene glycol, a solvent that can cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation.

Philips announced a voluntary recall in June 2021 after finding the CPAP machines’ connection to devastating health conditions. The recall includes millions of sleep apnea and ventilator devices that may increase the risk of lung injury and cancer. The manufacturer estimates that between three to four million devices may be affected.

Complications of the CPAP Machine

Individuals who have used a Philips CPAP device, Bi-Level PAP, or mechanical ventilator devices may suffer lung injury and cancer. If you worry that you may have been affected by these recalled devices, here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Upper airway irritation
  • Inflammation of the lungs
  • Easily out of breath in normal activities

The flaws of Philips CPAP devices are connected to causing the development of respiratory illnesses, including one or more of the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Chronic respiratory illness
  • Significant worsening of existing symptoms for patients who used the treatment for one or more pre-existing respiratory conditions

Lawsuits Claim CPAP Machines Were Defective

People who have suffered lung injury or cancer after using the Philips Bi-Level PAP, CPAP, or mechanical ventilator may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses with the CPAP lawsuit.

Philips recalled millions of defective devices, and there may be hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs in the U.S. The lawsuit may include action against Philips for defective design, failure to warn the public, consumer fraud, misrepresentation, and negligence, which is a failure to act with the expected amount of care.

Have You Suffered Lung Issues or Cancer from the CPAP?

If you used the Philips CPAP for sleep apnea and have suffered lung or respiratory issues or cancer, you may be entitled to significant compensation. We will put our experience to work to help you seek the settlement you deserve.

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Has the Philips CPAP Been Recalled?

In June 2021, Philips voluntarily recalled the Bi-PAP, CPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices that contain the defective PE-PUR foam. The recall was put in place after testing of the PE-PUR foam concluded that it could potentially pose health threats to device users. This recall includes potentially millions of devices, such as the Dreamstation and SystemOne series.

How Could Filing a CPAP Lawsuit Help?

Patients with sleep apnea experience disruptive sleep patterns and are looking for relief with a CPAP machine. Instead of improving patients’ breathing, the Philips CPAP machines may have contaminated their airways and led to harmful and even life-threatening conditions like inflammation of the lungs, airway irritation, and cancer.

You deserve compensation for the illness and pain you are facing. If you experienced lung or respiratory conditions after using a defective CPAP machine, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • And more

If you think that you may qualify for compensation for the harm you have faced at the hands of this reckless manufacturer, hiring a trusted team of lawyers will give you your best chance at seeking the maximum settlement for your case. Our team at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law are ready to support you through your CPAP lawsuit in any way we can and will ensure that you are seeking the compensation you deserve.

CPAP Lawsuits FAQ

Sleep apnea is a condition where people experience abnormal breathing patterns during sleep. Their breathing may slow or stop, affecting healthy sleep. Many patients with sleep apnea feel fatigued during the day, but in serious cases, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke.

CPAP therapy is used to treat sleep apnea by delivering oxygen through a mask to raise air pressure in the patient’s airway. As a result, while the person is inhaling, the airway can stay open, promoting steady breathing and less disruptive sleep.

Several products from Philips and other manufacturers have not been recalled and are still considered safe, including the Trilogy Evo and Evo OBM, DreamStation 2, the Dorma 100 and 200, Omnilab, BiPAP A40, and the M-Series. Oxygen concentrators, respiratory drug delivery products, and airway clearance products are also considered safe for use. If you are unsure whether your illness qualifies for compensation, contact us for a free case review to determine if you qualify. Our team of lawyers are ready to walk you through all of your legal options and defend your legal rights.

Smoking is a known cause of respiratory conditions and cancer. In some cases, current and former smokers may be disqualified from meeting the case criteria, but it’s important to speak to The Long Brothers at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, about your case to determine your options.

If you are currently using a recalled CPAP from Philips, you should contact your healthcare provider. Be sure to preserve evidence, such as debris or foam particles in the pathways of the CPAP. Then, consult The Long Brothers at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, to share your story so we can help you determine your best legal options and whether or not you should pursue a CPAP lawsuit.

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