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Multiple Myeloma Due to Defective Philips CPAP Devices

How Does the Polyurethane Foam in the Faulty Philips Sleep Apnea Devices Cause Multiple Myeloma?

As a type of bone marrow cancer, multiple myeloma is diagnosed in nearly 35,000 people in the United States every year. It is a relatively uncommon cancer. A study from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that exposure to toluene diisocyanate, one of the main chemicals polyurethane foam releases when it is damaged, was associated with a significant risk of multiple myeloma. Surprisingly, a 2019 study revealed that people who suffer from sleep apnea already have a higher risk of developing multiple myeloma, as their health condition stimulates the growth of solid tumors.

Consequently, users of faulty Philips sleep apnea devices have a twofold risk of coming to struggle with multiple myeloma. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this malignant disease at the moment, but it can be kept under control with the right treatment. If you developed this cancer as a result of using a defective Philips sleep apnea machine or ventilator, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, as our team can help you find out whether you are eligible for compensation from the responsible company.

What Are the Requirements for Filing a Philips CPAP Claim for Multiple Myeloma?

If you developed multiple myeloma after regularly using a defective Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV sleep apnea device, it is understandable if you want to take legal action. However, to qualify for filing a claim for your diagnosis with the company, you must meet a series of requirements, which are the following:

  • you must have a clear diagnosis of multiple myeloma
  • you must have used your faulty Philips sleep apnea device for 6 months or longer
  • your claim must be filed within the statute of limitations

One of the most important aspects you should keep in mind if you intend to seek compensation is the statute of limitations, which is the period of time during which you can file your claim. If it is exceeded, you are no longer eligible for compensation. While the statute of limitations is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, it ranges between 1 and 6 years throughout the country. This is why we strongly suggest you reach out to us as soon as you find out about your multiple myeloma diagnosis.

We Provide Assistance to People whose Health Was Affected by Defective Philips Devices

With over 35 years of experience in evaluating product liability claims, we are here to ease the legal process of seeking compensation for you if you developed multiple myeloma due to using a defective Philips sleep apnea device. The necessary documents are just proof that you own a faulty Philips machine or ventilator and your medical records, which must clearly state that your diagnosis is multiple myeloma.

Our expert team will thoroughly assess your situation by taking into account each and every aspect of it. If we come to the conclusion that you are entitled to compensation, we will promptly guide you to a specialized lawyer who will help you obtain the largest sum of money you deserve for your physical and emotional distress from the liable company.

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