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Liver Cancer Due to Defective Philips CPAP Devices

How Does the Polyurethane Foam in the Defective Philips Sleep Apnea Devices Cause Liver Cancer?

Urethane, a crystalline compound, is found in the polyurethane foam that is present in the defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV sleep apnea machines and ventilators. Polyurethane foam has this name because it is composed of multiple urethane units, which are joined by a chemical reaction known as polymerization. However, urethane was deemed "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" in the past. Nowadays, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies the toluene diisocyanate in polyurethane foam as a probable carcinogen, which only strengthens the hazardous nature of this material.

One of the numerous malignant diseases exposure to polyurethane foam can cause is liver cancer. There are multiple reputable medical studies supporting the connection between exposure to polyurethane foam via inhalation and the risk of liver cancer. In one of these studies, the administration of a single dose of urethane to mice resulted in malignant tumors of the liver, as well as of other vital organs. When you inhale the chemicals released by the polyurethane foam in your defective Philips sleep apnea device, they quickly reach your bloodstream, from where they can easily travel to your liver. There, they can damage the DNA of cells over the years, and you may eventually develop liver cancer.

The Eligibility Criteria for Filing a Philips CPAP Claim for Liver Cancer

If you struggle with liver cancer after having used a faulty Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV sleep apnea machine or ventilator, you may want to file a product liability claim for your serious diagnosis. The following are the requirements you must meet in order to become eligible for filing your claim:

  • you must have a clear liver cancer diagnosis
  • you must have used your defective Philips sleep apnea device for 6 months or longer
  • the statute of limitations must not be exceeded

The statute of limitations is a very important aspect you must be aware of if you intend to file a product liability claim. It refers to the timeframe within which your Philips CPAP claim for liver cancer can be filed. In the majority of states, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. Nevertheless, it ranges between 1 and 6 years, which is why we advise you to seek our assistance as soon as you find out about your disease, as evaluating your situation requires a lot of time and effort.

Quality Assistance for People Who Used the Defective Philips Devices and Developed Liver Cancer

For over 35 years, our expert team has been assessing product liability claims and is ready to offer you quality assistance. In the regrettable event that you received a liver cancer diagnosis as a consequence of using a faulty Philips sleep apnea device, we encourage you to reach out to us, as we will ease the legal process for you to a great extent.

The only documents we will need from you are proof of you owning a defective Philips sleep apnea device and your medical records, which must clearly state that your diagnosis is liver cancer. If we find out that you are eligible for filing a claim with the responsible company, we will guide you to a lawyer whose area of practice is product liability and who will efficiently help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.

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