Representing People Who Developed Serious Illnesses From Philips CPAP Machines

Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous medical condition where a person’s airways become blocked while they sleep. According to sleepapnea.org more than 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, although many are unaware and undiagnosed. There are treatments available for this condition, the most common being the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. CPAP machine users wear a mask attached to a tube that provides a continuous stream of air to keep airways open during sleep. It is estimated that more than 8 million Americans use CPAP machines.

Philips CPAP Machines Recalled Because of Link to Cancer & Other Diseases

In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled 16 different CPAP machine models because of the risk of exposure to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam contained in these products. This foam was used in their CPAP machines to reduce noise and vibrations. Unfortunately, over time the foam can break down, releasing dangerous particles and gases that can be ingested by the user causing cancer and other severe illnesses.

Currently, all of Philips Respironics’ CPAP machines manufactured between January 1, 2009 and April 26, 2021 have been recalled for potential health risks. On September 1, 2021, Philips Respironics announced plans to either repair or replace the recalled devices; however, it may take up to a year to complete this replacement process.

Representing Cancer Victims in CPAP Lawsuits

In November 2021 the FDA completed an inspection of the Philips manufacturing facility and concluded that, despite knowing about the potential risks of exposure to the toxic foam, the company still chose to use it in their CPAP devices. Thousands of CPAP lawsuits have been filed against Philips to hold them accountable for valuing profits more than people’s lives.

Hendler Flores Law is taking cases of CPAP users who have developed serious illnesses after using Philips CPAP machines. Our goal is to help you get compensation to secure the financial welfare of your family and ensure you can afford any medical treatments required to manage your illness. 

As your legal representatives, we will help you determine the financial impact of your illness up to the present date and looking ahead to the future. Establishing a just value for your injuries takes into consideration the following:

  • Medical expenses (past & future)
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and emotional suffering

We realize that no amount of compensation will make up for the impact of this life-changing illness, however holding Philips accountable for their misconduct can help bring you peace of mind during this difficult time.

If You Think Your Cancer Might be Linked to CPAP Use, Tell Us Your Story

If you used a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and developed any of the qualifying illnesses listed below, contact our attorneys to find out if you have a legal claim against Philips. There is no cost or obligation to contact us for a case consultation. We’re available by email at info@hendlerlaw.com or by phone at 1-800-443-6353.

At Hendler Flores Law, we’re committed to providing individual legal representation based on your interests and needs. Your story matters.

Qualifying Illnesses for CPAP Lawsuits

People who have used Philips CPAP machines have filed lawsuits based on a wide range of illnesses depending on how long they used the CPAP machine prior to getting diagnosed.

Qualifying illnesses for potential lawsuits after one year of CPAP use include:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Blood cancer
  • Bone marrow cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hematopoetic cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphatic cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Nasal cancer
  • Nasopharynx cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Soft palate cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Kidney damage or failure
  • Liver damage or disease
  • Lung damage or disease
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Acute respiratory distress system (ARDS)
  • Pleural effusion
  • Reactive airway disease (RAD)
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD

Qualifying illnesses for potential lawsuits after two years of CPAP use include:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Papillary carcinoma

Qualifying illnesses for potential lawsuits after three years of CPAP use include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
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