Warning – CPAP Machines Linked to Cancer – More Inside
Sleep apnea is on the rise, and it is partially thought to be due to lifestyle issues such as a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, as well as obesity. However, in some individuals sleep apnea is heritable and if left untreated, may lead to a host of illnesses such as stroke, heart attack as well as metabolic syndrome and constant fatigue which may in turn interfere with an individual’s productivity. Sleep apnea happens when there is an obstruction of the airway which in turn limits the amount of oxygen that is delivered to organs while sleeping. It develops gradually, and most people won’t even know that they have it unless they are sleeping with someone else in the room or house, given the characteristic snoring that is typical of individuals who suffer from the same. Sleep apnea can be treated by making lifestyle changes or even surgery, but one of the most convenient ways to treat it without going to extremes is the use of a CPAP machine, or a continuous positive airway pressure machine which works by keeping one’s airways open in a mechanical fashion as one sleeps. Philips is one of the most prolific CPAP machine makers, and this is seen by the over $3 billion in sales they did in 2020 with regard to CPAP machine sales. CPAP machines come fitted with foam inside the apparatus in order to abate or insulate sound as one sleeps so that they are not woken up by the sounds made by the machine over the course of the night. However, information from as far back as 2015 has shown that CPAP machines may be causing various cancers and health complications due to the breakdown of the foam inside the machine, which is then inhaled or even ingested by the user.
Are you looking for a CPAP lawsuit attorney in 2022? Please call the experienced CPAP class action lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. our experienced class action attorneys bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you get the justice and compensation they truly deserve after getting injured by the negligent action of other individuals or large corporations. It is alleged that Philips knew about the breakdown of the foam found in their CPAP devices many years ago but conveniently failed to inform their customers, thereby putting their lives at risk just so that they could continue making a profit at the expense of human lives. CPAP foam has been shown to be highly carcinogenic, and its effects are both insidious and cumulative. What makes McCready Law the go-to law firm for CPAP lawsuits is the fact that we have extensive experience litigating claims, as seen by the over 70 cases we’ve taken to court on behalf of our clients and won. From multimillion dollar verdicts to ensuring that companies pay for their egregious actions, McCready Law is with you every step of the way. In addition to having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that there are NO UPFRONT FEES whatsoever during the processing of your claim. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 so we can help you get started on your CPAP lawsuit – the consultation is 100% FREE!
What’s Wrong With CPAP Machines?
The compound alleged to cause cancer is called PE-PUR foam or polyurethane foam, which has been shown in numerous studies over the years to be very toxic and a carcinogen. PE-PUR foam is a form of plastic that resists degradation; as a result, it can linger in body tissues as well as the bloodstream, causing body wide inflammation as well as cellular changes which can cause normal cells to become cancerous, starting off a cascade of illnesses.
Cancers that have been linked to PE-PUR Foam include
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Lymphatic cancer
- Breast cancer
If you use a CPAP machine, be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Coughing that doesn’t let up
- Chest pressure
- The sudden development of asthma
- Migraines and headaches which appeared after starting to use CPAP machines
- Sinus issues
- Chronic inflammation of one’s airways
- The development of allergies
- Skin and eye irritation
Philips CPAP Recall – What’s Going On?
Back in June of 2021, Philips issued a CPAP recall after it discovered that the PE-PUR foam could possibly break down and get breathed in or swallowed by users. In addition, those living in hot or humid environments are more prone to suffering the breakdown of this foam, as well as CPAP machines exposed to moisture, fungal organisms, bacterial organism and moisture.
What’s Going on With the CPAP Lawsuit?
The crux of the lawsuits surrounding CPAP machines lies in the fact that Philips and other makers failed to inform the general public about the inherent health risk. According to product liability law, manufacturers are required to warn consumers about any potential risks so they can make an informed decision on whether or not they would like to use their products, or look for something safer. This failure to warn is not only illegal in a civil court, but it is also unethical.
Experienced Class Action Attorneys for CPAP Lawsuits – Call Us NOW!
If you or a loved one developed cancer months or years after using CPAP machines by Philips, you may be entitled to compensation. You may be able to sue for things like loss of wage earning capacity, the cost of present and future medical care, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish, legal fees and so much more. Our attorneys are waiting for your call so we can assess your case on an individual basis in order to help expedite your claim. Make sure to not throw any devices or medical information, receipts and other documents away as these will form part of your wide body of evidence. Need to get started? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.