Potential Long-Term Side Effects of Using Philips CPAP Machines
Did your doctor prescribe you a CPAP machine? Have you used a Philips CPAP machine made between 2009 and 2021? If so, you may suffer long-term side effects that could be caused by this CPAP machine. Injured patients recently filed CPAP lawsuits across the country alleging long-term side effects from use of certain machines.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder and common medical condition estimated to affect 22 million Americans. Surprisingly, close to 18 million Americans may have the condition but have not been diagnosed, according to the American Sleep Association. For those who have a sleep apnea diagnosis, CPAP devices have provided much-needed treatment. These devices deliver continuous positive airway pressure to keep the lungs and airway open. This enhances breathing and the quality of sleep, aiming to reduce the health risks associated with poor sleep.
Unfortunately, some CPAP machines, such as certain devices manufactured by Philips, used a toxic substance called polyurethane foam to reduce noise when the machine is in use. When this substance deteriorates over time, it may release toxic chemicals into the patient’s airways. These chemicals may lead to a wide range of health issues, including multiple forms of cancer.
Potential Long-Term Side Effects of CPAP Machines
Many people who have used their CPAP machines daily for long periods have reported serious adverse health issues such as lung, kidney or liver issues and/or cancer.
- Airway inflammation
- Irritation of the eyes, nose and respiratory tract
- Nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory system issues and infections
- Carcinogenic effects
It is important to speak to your health care provider immediately if you develop any of these side effects. You may be at higher risk for developing certain cancers or other conditions because of your CPAP use.
You may also consider filing a lawsuit for any injuries that you developed after long-term CPAP machine use. Call our law firm to schedule a free confidential consultation. Our experienced attorneys are investigating Philips CPAP and BiPAP lawsuit claims.
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If you believe your cancer diagnosis, respiratory disease or other injury was a result of using a recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventilator, please call us. Contact 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.