PHILIPS ISSUES CLASS I RECALL

Breathing Machines from Philips Respironics May Cause Cancer

Philips Respironics machines’ foam breaks down and can cause cancer (Credit: Yated Ne’eman – https://yated.com/philips-cpap-recall-leaves-sleep-apnea-patients-in-confusion/)

According to the American Sleep Association, more than 50 Million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. And more than 25 million of those are people with obstructive sleep apnea. Indeed, the CDC reports that more than 35% of American adults sleep less than seven hours per night.

With so many dealing with sleep apnea, millions of Americans have been prescribes different breathing systems to help them sleep better, combat snoring and combat sleep apnea. Two of the predominant systems are CPAP and BiAP breathing systems. Both work by using positive air pressure to aid breathing and keep the breathing passages from collapsing.

NEW RISKS

On June 30, 2021, the FDA released an alert directly to users of Philips Respironics ventilators, CPAP, and BiPAP machines due to the risk that they can cause cancer. Specifically, a polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound dampening foam that was used in the devices is known to break down and can enter the air being inhaled by the user. When broken down, PE-PUR is a known possible carcinogen.

CALL OUR LAWYERS

If you have used a Philips device, you have the right to speak to a lawyer. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you deserve to learn your rights. This is a very serious situation. You have rights. Philips is required by law to provide replacements for your device. You may also have a claim against the company for your medical problems due to their selling a dangerous and defective product. The Lawyers of Coogan Gallagher are evaluating these claims.

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