Dublin Philips CPAP Machines Lawyer
Many people use Philips continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines to help with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep. It occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax too much, so you may awaken with shortness of breath. This pattern can repeat itself 30 times or more each hour, all night long, and you may not even be aware of it. Your sleep is impaired, so you don’t get deep, restful sleep. You may feel sleepy all day.
Philips DreamStation CPAPs are often used to help with sleep apnea. They come with a fitted facemask, tubing, and machine that generates air pressure. They push air into a person’s nose, and the airflow keeps the uvula, soft palate, and tongue from obstructing the airway.
However, these machines are not as effective as they should be, as millions were recalled in June 2021 due to carcinogen and toxic chemical exposure.
Many users of Philips DreamStation CPAPs have filed lawsuits because the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam in these devices have the potential to cause cancer and respiratory problems. If you have been affected, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit as well. Contact an experienced Dublin Philips CPAP machines lawyer from Oliver Law Office to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.
Complications of Philips CPAP Machines
Philips recalled its CPAP machines after it was discovered that the sound abatement foam used to reduce sound and vibration may degrade over time. This can cause it to release particles and gasses into the air pathways. Philips claims that ingesting or inhaling foam particles or chemical gasses could lead to toxic and carcinogenic effects. Users may suffer from respiratory issues and chemical exposure risk. It can cause a variety of cancers such as:
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Lymphatic cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Papillary carcinoma
Instead of taking the blame for the foam degradation, Philips claimed that the use of ozone cleaning machines were to blame. Philips blamed SoClean, Inc., which manufactures cleaning devices that could be used to clean CPAP machines. The company sued Philips for blaming them and referenced the FDA’s report, which showed that Philips knew for years that the foam could cause serious harm. Instead of being responsible and warning the public, Philips engaged in a smear campaign against SoClean.
Contact Oliver Law Office Today
Philips CPAP machines contain foam that carries a high risk of harm to patients. If you have been affected, make sure you understand your legal rights.
Oliver Law Office has decades of experience helping consumers who have been wronged by a manufacturer’s negligence. Don’t fight this case on your own. Schedule a consultation with a Dublin Philips CPAP machines lawyer today by calling (614) 220-9100 or filling out the online form.