Is There a Recall and Potential Lawsuit on the Philips CPAP Machine? Answers Here

Sleep apnea is on the rise, thought to be caused by a confluence of lifestyle factors and poor diet which predisposes one to obesity. As one gains more weight, the airway that transports oxygen into the body and lungs may become flanked with fatty tissue, making it more likely for it to close for seconds multiple times over the course of one night. Over time, individuals develop sleep apnea and may have a hard time functioning on a daily basis due to the daytime fatigue they experience after a night of interrupted sleep and the inability to get into the REM level of sleep. Sleep apnea is said to affect over 20 million Americans, an astounding number especially given the fact that many of these individuals don’t even know that they have it, and have never gone to have it treated. Left unchecked, sleep apnea may lead to brain and cognitive problems, lower a person’s quality of life, as well as predispose them to cancer and even heart issues. Sleep apnea is typically treated using a CPAP machine which holds one’s airways open as they sleep, which then helps provide the body with an uninterrupted supply of oxygen. While CPAP machines have been proven to be invaluable in the treatment of this chronic sleep condition, they are not without demerits. Recently, information was released about the foam that lines the insides of these machines coming off, leading to CPAP users inhaling this particulate matter, making it likely for them to develop respiratory problems and even cancer.

Are you looking for CPAP lawsuit attorneys? Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced CPAP class action lawsuit lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we’ve helped individuals just like you get the compensation owed to you after suffering injuries brought on by the actions of negligent individuals and corporations. McCready Law prides itself in the fact that we have extensive litigation experience, which plays a huge role in the payout we are able to recover on your behalf as we understand how juries and Judges think, which is uncommon in most injury law firms given their overdependence on insurance company negotiations. Emails dating back to 2016 now show that the makers of the Philips CPAP machine were aware of the fact that their inner foam could break apart and be inhaled by users, slowly and inadvertently causing them a number of health issues. This failure to warn the public is a clear sign of the disregard for human life by the makers of Philips CPAP machines who chose to put their profits over the lives of humans. McCready Law has the resources and experience handling mass tort claims, and we have a bilingual team (hablamos Espanol), making us the ideal Philips CPAP lawyers to choose. Lastly, we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES WHATSOEVER during any time in the processing of your claim. simply call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about how to get started on your Philips CPAP class action lawsuit claim – the call is 100% FREE!

It is alleged that the Philips Respironics CPAP range has the potential to cause the following:

  1. Migraines
  2. Liver damage
  3. Chemical poisoning
  4. Cancer
  5. Respiratory illnesses
  6. Kidney damage

The Dangers of CPAP Machines – It’s in the Foam

The inner lining of these devices contains something called PE-PUR foam, or polyethylene and polyurethane foam, which is an organic compound that has a similar molecular structure to plastics. These compounds have been shown to be carcinogenic or have the potential to cause various cancers due to the fact that they may cause inflammation within the body once they are deposited in the lungs and other organs. Over time, unremitting inflammation has the potential to cause cellular changes which then sets the stage for mutations on a DNA level, kindling cancers. It is important to note that PE-PUR foam is resistant to degradation, which means it can stay inside the body for an indefinite amount of time. As a result, those that have used Philips CPAP machines for years may go on to develop various cancers much later in life even without having a family history of the same.

Some of the most common cancers associated with the use of CPAP machines include

  1. Lung cancer
  2. Bladder cancer
  3. Brain cancer
  4. Pancreatic cancer
  5. Stomach cancer
  6. Kidney cancer
  7. Esophageal cancer
  8. Bone marrow cancer
  9. Blood cancers and leukemia

CPAP machines may also cause the following conditions:

  1. Respiratory failure
  2. Recurrent pneumonia
  3. Pleural effusion
  4. Reactive airway disease
  5. Pulmonary fibrosis
  6. Chronic asthma
  7. Sarcodiosis
  8. Lung damage
  9. Acute liver injury
  10. Kidney failure

The FDA has classified the Philips CPAP recall under the Class 1 Category, the most serious class given the fact that these sleep aids have the potential to cause severe injury or death. That said, it is important to speak with your doctor about alternate options and not stop using your CPAP machine until after speaking with your doctor.

Your CPAP may be making you sick if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Eye, throat or skin irritation
  • Irritation of the upper airway
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Chest pressure
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • The development of asthma
  • Flank pain which may signal kidney injury

Philips CPAP recalls affect the following devices:

  1. Philips DreamStation
  2. Philips C Series CPAP
  3. Garbin Plus
  4. Trilogy100
  5. OmniLab Advanced Plus
  6. A-Series BiPAP
  7. …and many more – inquire within to get the full list

File Your Philips CPAP Lawsuit TODAY!

The CPAP class action lawsuit is currently ongoing – this means that cases are still being consolidated and will be heard at a later date. To date, there’s strong evidence that the company making these devices committed a civil wrong thus making them liable for the harm exacted upon by CPAP users. If you used any of the Philips CPAP machines and then went on to suffer severe health complications, please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.