CPAP Users Still Frustrated, Waiting for Replacement or Repair

a woman wearing a sleep apnea oxygen mask equipment and CPAP machine

CBS Boston’s “I-Team” conducted an investigation into the recall of Philips CPAP and Bi-PAP machines. They interviewed patients and members of the medical community about these “lifesaving” devices, which help regulate breathing as users sleep—treating a condition called sleep apnea. However, the sound-dampening foam inside the machine, called PE-PUR foam, has been found to degrade, breaking down into tiny particles and off-gassing chemicals that could cause harm if ingested. These toxins may lead to certain cancers and other heath issues.

Since Philips’ June 2021 recall, which impacted as many as 5 million devices, many patients are left with a difficult decision as they wait on a replacement machine or a repair kit. Stopping usage of the machines is not an option for many people, so they must face the risk of potential exposure to toxins.

According to an investigation by the FDA, Philips may have known about the problem since 2016. Lawsuits filed by patients claim that Philips knew of the health risks PE-PUR foam had, but did not warn consumers.

Can I File a Philips CPAP Lawsuit?

If you believe your cancer diagnosis, respiratory disease or other injury was a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator, call the experienced attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer today at (888) 984-7988 for a confidential consultation. It’s not too late to investigate your potential claim.

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