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Last Updated: 06-17-2022

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Millions of Americans use machines to help with sleep apnea, a condition marked by disruptions in breathing during sleep. Philips, the large multinational corporation, is among the many companies that manufacture ventilator devices to treat sleep apnea. Recently, Philips issued a voluntary recall of certain CPAP machines and ventilators because using them can increase the risk of cancer.

In a recent announcement, Philips disclosed that the sound abatement foam in some of their ventilator devices has the potential to degrade into particles that might enter the air pathway and be inhaled by the user. The company also said this foam might off-gas toxic chemicals. These particulate matter and gases could cause cancer. According to Phillips, foam degradation might be increased by the use of unapproved cleaning methods. High heat and humidity environments could also contribute to the degradation.

Approximately 3.5 million Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and ventilators are equipped with this foam, and they are all being pulled from the market. While Phillips says they are taking action to remedy the dangers associated with its CPAP machines and ventilators, it could be too late for the many users of these defective devices.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using a Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), you might want to consider filing a lawsuit. You could be owed compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. With the help of an experienced attorney at (888) 818-1546, you can hold Philips accountable for causing you harm. Call (888) 818-1546 now for a free and confidential consultation.

Health Risks Associated with Phillips CPAP Machines

There have been reports that some people have suffered serious health issues due to foam degradation in Phillips CPAP machines. The potential risks of exposure to this toxic foam include:

  • Cancer
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Organ damage
  • Irritation
  • Inflammatory response
  • Breathing problems
  • Toxic