Philips CPAP Lawsuit Filed by Man Diagnosed with Mouth, Tongue Cancers
A new complaint filed by a New York man alleges that his recalled CPAP machines caused serious injuries. He had used two different types of machines since 2011, unaware that they both were equipped with defective sound abatement foam. He was diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2015, underwent a series of procedures and chemotherapy, and later was also diagnosed with tongue cancer.
The man alleges that the Philips CPAP devices he was prescribed caused his ailments. His complaint claims that for years Philips knew of the problems with the sound-abatement foam used to line the devices, which has been known to be prone to degradation and release of cancer-causing chemicals and gasses into the user’s airways, but did nothing to warn consumers.
Since Philips issued a recall notice in 2021 acknowledging the problem with millions of their ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (also known as BiPAP, Bilevel PAP or BPAP) machines, many patients have filed lawsuits against Philips.
According to the FDA, since April 2021, the safety regulator has received over 90,000 medical device reports concerning problems associated with the recalled machines. Potential long-term side-effects of using a recalled Philips PAP device may include:
- Airway inflammation
- Irritation of the eyes, nose and respiratory tract
- Nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory system issues and infections
- Carcinogenic effects
If you or a loved one used a recalled CPAP, BiPAP or mechanical ventilator for at least one year and suffered adverse side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.
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