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Philips Respironics recently voluntarily recalled many of their CPAP and BiPAP breathing devices because of health risks that could lead to cancer from the foam that is used in these devices. Prolonged exposure to the chemicals that are released from the foam can potentially harm users, which may increase their risk for developing cancer.
At Whittel & Melton, our experienced Florida Defective Medical Device Lawyers are ready to help you hold these negligent companies responsible for causing illness and injury accountable for their carelessness. We will investigate the facts surrounding your injury or illness and determine who is at-fault and what legal action can be pursued. From there, we can negotiate a settlement that is fair or take your case to court if need be. As trial attorneys, we are not afraid to fight a big company or corporation and will do whatever is necessary to protect your rights. We are currently taking on Philips CPAP / BiPAP machine cases throughout the state of Florida, including Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, The Villages, Inverness, Brooksville, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Miami Beach.
If you suffered an injury or received a cancer diagnosis that you think could be traced back to your use of a Philips CPAP / BiPAP machine, then please do not hesitate to call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to learn more about what we can do to help you pursue legal action. We are ready to help you through this process and provide you with a completely free consultation so that we can answer all of your questions.
Philips is recalling its CPAP and BiPAP breathing devices due to problems with the foam that is used in the liners of these machines. The foam present in these devices can release dangerous chemicals and break down into particles, and when these are inhaled then hazardous chemicals can damage users lungs.
These are machines that help users breathe better. CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure and BiPAP: bi-level positive airway pressure machines. While similar, these devices do different things.
CPAP machines help those who have difficulty breathing, usually during their sleep. The device will keep airways open through a mask that is secured around a person’s nose and mouth, helping them receive the air that is needed to make sure they can breathe safely.
BiPAP machines have various pressure settings that help patients inhale and exhale properly. When a user inhales the machine increases its pressure setting and utilizes a separate pressure when the user exhales. BiPAP machines can be used at home or in hospitals for various emergencies.
The foam found in these breathing apparatus contain polyester-based polyurethane foam, which as we mentioned before, can release toxic chemicals. The foam can also break down into smaller particles and enter the user’s airways and lungs through use of the machine. This potential exposure to toxic chemicals and particles can result in an increased risk of injury or developing cancer.
Due to the risk of these machines off-gassing dangerous particles, patients may experience the following symptoms:
If you are a user of a defective Philips CPAP or BiPAP machine and have suffered any of the above symptoms, our Phillips CPAP/BiPAP/ASV Device Recall Lawyers at Whittel & Melton recommend that you get medical attention right away and then contact us so that we can alert you of your options.
The foam that is found in the machines recalled by Philips may increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer. The foam that the company uses in their machines for sound abatement can release toxic chemicals and particles into the machines’ air pathway which could be inhaled or ingested by the user. Some users of these devices have reported seeing a buildup of black debris in their machines.
The U.S. The Food & Drug Administration has said that the chemicals present in the foam from these machines may have a carcinogenic effect on certain organs in the body.
If you have been using one of these machines that have been recalled, then we have a few steps that you should take:
If you have been injured or developed an illness from a defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP or ASV machine, please get in touch with Whittel & Melton today. We will provide you with the support you need to stand up to the responsible party and hold them accountable for their egregious actions. We always offer a free and confidential consultation to injury victims.
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