Philips CPAP and Sleep Apnea Machines Lawyer
The Lore Law Firm Philips CPAP recall lawsuit attorneys are evaluating claims from people who used Philips CPAP and sleep apnea machines and developed cancer as a result.
What Are the Dangers of the Philips CPAP and Sleep Apnea Machines?
Many individuals who suffer from sleep apnea use a device from Philips Respironics. Instead of this device helping people sleep better, it resulted in many of these individuals being diagnosed with cancer. No one should put their trust into a medical device only to end up with injuries instead.
What Is the Issue With Philips CPAP and Sleep Apnea Machines?
Philips recalled millions of CPAP and other sleep apnea machines. The Philips CPAP recall specifically covered the HAPPI Premium Nasal Pillow Mask and DreamWear nasal mask. This was because it was found out that many users were breathing in toxic foam as a result of a defect with their machines. Toxic foam is dangerous because, when ingested, it can cause cancer and other serious health problems. Aside from causing cancer, other issues related to using these machines caused users to experience:
- Upper airway irritations
- Chest pressure
- Sinus infections
- Damage to their liver and kidneys
- Increased breathing problems
If you have experienced a serious health issue due to using a Philips CPAP or other sleep apnea machine, you can look into joining a Philips CPAP class action recall lawsuit.
Class Action Lawsuit
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Philips in Massachusetts in June of 2021. This lawsuit makes claims that Philips knew about the severe health issue and toxic foam for years but failed to warn the public of the risks or recall the devices sooner. Although users had been complaining about issues with the CPAP and other sleep apnea machines for many years, Philips declined to issue a public warning until April of 2021. Additionally, Philips did not recall the devices for another two months after issuing the warning in April.
It is noted by many that the company did not issue the recall until around the time that they were coming out with new sleep apnea devices. The patients who desperately needed these devices had no other choice but to purchase the new machine. This has resulted in Philips continuing to make a profit despite the harm they have caused prior to recalling their former device.
Philips Lawsuits Are Based On 2 Violations:
1. Design Defect
The devices sold to patients were defective and dangerous to their health. The foam used in these devices is so toxic that when it degrades over time, it results in users developing cancer.
2. Failure To Warn
Philips failed to warn the public of the hazards related to using their devices as soon as they were made aware of the risks. There are allegations that users of the Philips CPAP and sleep apnea machines had been complaining of health issues in relation to the foam for years before the company ever issued a public warning or recall.
Contact a Philips CPAP Lawsuit Lawyer Today
If you have suffered from cancer or another serious health issue as a result of inhaling toxic foam from the CPAP or other Philips sleep apnea machines, you may be owed compensation for your losses. To get a free and confidential review regarding your lawsuit, contact The Lore Law Firm by filling out our contact form or calling (713) 782-5291.