As the leading cause of cancer death among women, breast cancer is diagnosed in over 250,000 females in the United States every year. However, breast cancer can also occur in men, as approximately 2,300 males receive this diagnosis annually throughout the country. While there are numerous risk factors for breast cancer, such as radiation exposure, being a woman, and obesity, this malignant disease can also be caused by exposure to the chemicals released by polyurethane foam.
Even though there is not a clear link between exposure to the toluene diisocyanate in polyurethane foam and breast cancer, people who are regularly exposed to this material are at significant risk of developing this disease. The methylene diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate in polyurethane foam can induce gene mutations and chromosomal damage. Furthermore, these harmful chemicals were found to react with DNA in vivo and in vitro.
Consequently, heavy exposure can lead to breast cancer, among many other serious diseases. Both diphenyldiisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate are highly reactive, bind to DNA, and are probably genotoxic. If you have been using a defective Philips CPAP device or another sleep apnea machine or ventilator manufactured by this company, you should keep a close eye on your health, as your risk of developing breast cancer is increased, whether you are male or female.
Over recent months, more and more people have come to struggle with harrowing diseases as a consequence of exposure to the polyurethane foam in the defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV sleep apnea devices, including breast cancer. If you are one of these individuals and intend to seek financial compensation, you should know that you have to meet a series of eligibility criteria before actually filing your breast cancer claim, namely:
Ranging between 1 and 6 years, the statute of limitations is a key aspect of the legal process. If it is exceeded, you are no longer entitled to compensation from the liable company. For most states, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. Therefore, if you suffer from breast cancer due to faulty Philips devices, we encourage you to reach out to Atraxia Law as soon as possible, as our team is always ready to help you by evaluating your eligibility.
Our expert team has more than 35 years of experience in evaluating product liability claims and is here to provide you with quality assistance if you have breast cancer caused by the polyurethane foam in your defective Philips sleep apnea device. We will carefully examine your case to discover whether you qualify for compensation from the responsible company.
All you have to do is send us proof of you owning a faulty Philips device and your medical records, which must state that your diagnosis is breast cancer. If you are eligible for compensation, we will quickly put you in touch with a top lawyer whose area of practice is product liability and who will efficiently help you obtain the largest sum of money you are entitled to from Philips.