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What Cancers Do CPAP Machines Cause?

 Posted on October 11, 2022 in Health Conditions

CPAP injury lawyerIf you are like nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, all you wanted was to have a restful night. Instead, it may feel like a nightmare if you have been told you have cancer after using CPAP machines. If you have been impacted by these dangerous devices we are committed to helping you with this medical device disaster.

Cancer Due to Foam Dangers

If you are anything like a typical defective CPAP machine victim, you relied on special devices such as CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machines to get uninterrupted sleep and be able to go to work and take care of your children. Instead, you woke up coughing phlegm and black specks after using CPAP machines.

Royal Philips announced in the summer of last year that millions of CPAP machines and mechanical ventilators had hidden flaws. The company issued a recall because the machines could expel particles and gasses. The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used to reduce the noise of the motor had been disintegrating and releasing toxic chemicals and debris into the air hoses. Inhaling or swallowing pieces of the foam could cause various cancers, serious injuries, or deaths.

If you have depended on a CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator machine to get a good night’s sleep and you were diagnosed with any of the following cancers, you could be entitled to financial compensation:

  •  Lung

  •  Liver

  •  Throat

  •  Kidney

  •  Breast

  •  Adult Leukemia

  •  Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  •  Bladder

  • Multiple myeloma 

As of August 2022, there have been 168 deaths reported associated just from the foam breaking apart. Other health problems include stroke, sinus infections, headaches, difficulty breathing, and coughing.

Delays and Consequences

After the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) kept getting calls from patients and consumers who were unaware of the recall or the health risks, the FDA ordered Philips to speed up notifications. Earlier this year, the FDA criticized Philips for delays in warning consumers about the defective machines and the known health risks.

If you used one of the recalled CPAP machines for six months or more between 2009 and May 2021 and you have been diagnosed with cancer, you should seek legal action. In most cases, you will have two years to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer after you were diagnosed.

Contact a CPAP Injury Lawyer

If you used a CPAP machine for sleep apnea and now have cancer or another serious health issue, our CPAP injury attorneys can explain your legal avenues to pursue compensation. Call 844-847-2727 for a free consultation to see how we can help you.


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